Making choices about your Islamic Divorce Panel meeting

Byline: Sidraa Razaq, Islamic Divorce and Property Solicitor at Winston Solicitors LLP





A recognisable worry
After dealing with Islamic Divorce matters for a number of years, I have come to recognise the most common worry for my clients is the thought of attending a “meeting” with the Islamic Divorce panel.

Before talking to me, it’s unsurprising that clients assume the worst. They believe their ex- partner will be involved in the meeting or that the panel may form an unfair decision against them. Unfortunately such concerns are not unjust. There is plenty of negative information readily available on unethical Islamic Divorce panels – because the truth is they do exist!

What do I say to my clients?
When my clients asks if their worries can become a reality, my response is always “not at Winston Solicitors”. At Winston Solicitors we use a carefully chosen Islamic Divorce panel who understand the importance of a Muslim woman’s right to request a divorce. We would not use a panel who would force a woman to continue with her unhappy marriage.

Keeping it confidential
A huge advantage for my clients is that they can attend the panel meeting alone without their ex-partner being present. This allows my clients to have the opportunity to be open and honest about their feelings. It is in contrast with the majority of panels where parties would be required to attend together.

The advantage of technology
Did you know it is not necessary to attend the panel meeting in person? Winston Solicitors is one of a handful of firms that has the advantage of arranging the Islamic Divorce panel meeting by video call.

Presenting your case
Once the meeting has started the panel will ask questions and allow an applicant to present her case. The meeting allows my clients to put forward any additional information that is important to their situation.

You have choices when you need to use an Islamic Divorce panel. When you instruct an experienced Islamic divorce solicitor you can be reassured that your panel meeting will be as smooth and simple as you wish.

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