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Khul' Divorce in EgyptPublic Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life$
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Nadia Sonneveld

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164842

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001

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Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt

Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt

(p.133) 6 Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt
Khul' Divorce in Egypt

Nadia Sonneveld

American University in Cairo Press

Questions whether the legal provision of mediation is indicative of the decreasing ability of the family to settle marital discord. Shows how these households exemplify the decreasing strength of family ties in general and the diminishing ability of the family to negotiate a settlement in cases of marital disputes in particular; and whether, in the absence of family, friends take up roles of support and care.

Keywords:   Family relationships, Female heads of households, Kinship and friendship networks, remarriage

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