I got married 5 and half years ago in my country (IRAN) and i have a marriage contract which is 200 gold coins. now i'm separated from my husband and i wanna get divorce from him here in US.
Does US court Accept my marriage contract which is from my Iran?
Can i ask him to give me these coins that shows in the contract?
Family Law Attorney
It is possible that a Massachusetts Court will enforce your marriage contract. The court should view your contract the same as any other marriage contract. If the contract was voluntarily entered by both parties who were competent, with full disclosure by both parties, was fair at the time it was created and remains fair at the time of divorce then the court may enforce the contract. You should consult a divorce lawyer who can review your situation.
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International Law Attorney
yes you can file for divorce but I doubt the court will enforce the gold clause in the Iranian marriage contract.
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Family Law Attorney
You can get a divorce in the U.S. I assume your husband is still in Iran. If the U.S. court accepts the contract and makes it a part of the Decree, you will have a very difficult time enforcing this as the Iranian Court will not honor a U.S. court order. The only way to enforce the contract is to go to court in Iran and request that the contract be enforced. If your husband is in the U.S. then it should be a legally enforceable contract.