Unholy Matrimony

"Talaq Talaq Talaq" is literally just tip of this tragically comedic ice berg that is divorce laws!

Here are a few of the weirdest divorce laws from around the world to prove the same.

COFFEE FOR MRS.

 

Nope, it's not a typo!!

So in Saudi Arabia fresh coffee is the key to a happy marriage which is why in case the husband fails to provide fresh coffee to his wife, she is entitled to file for a divorce on that basis, no questions asked! 

 

LOVE OR DIE

 

This one may please all you serial monogamous souls. 

So in Hong Kong, if your husband is unfaithful you can murder him and get away with it. The clever loophole however is that it must be done with bare hands. (Aha!)

 

QUIZ UP to SPLIT UP

 

Who know China is not only competitive about it's knockoffs being the best but also about it's divorce laws being the weirdest!

So when you file for a divorce in China, they government will conduct a quiz with the couple to check their knowledge of each other. The more you know, the lesser your chances of getting the government's stamp on your dreams of freedom. Not vague at all!

 

1+1=1?

 

Australian Aboriginal women have three options when it comes to divorcing their men. The most twisted one being that the women can elope to remarry with a new suitor, thus automatically nullifying the previous marriage. WOW!

 

OF DENTURES & DIVORCE

 

Women in Vermont apparently cannot get fake teeth without getting the green light from their husbands. If at all they do, the husband has the right to divorce her based on this reason. 

 

MOMMY FIRST

 

In Kansas, if a husband fails to gel well with the mother in law, the wife can use that as a legal basis for a divorce. 

 

TILL DEATH DO PART

 

In certain parts of the world like the Vatican and Phillipines in efforts to keep a marriage as the most sacred bond, divorce itself is illegal. 

 

Suddenly the Indian Legal system is looking better!


Compilation : Priyanka Narain

Art : Murad Osmann