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So-called "divorce brokers" could face official legal backlash in Iran

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The head of the Tehran General and Revolutionary Courts, Abbas Pouriyani, has denounced what he refers to as "divorce brokers" and calls on police investigation of their activities.

A request: "People. please pray for me. My wife wants divorce!"
Source: Shahrvand daily

In an interview with the Shargh daily, Mohammadreza Alizadeh an Iranian lawyer explained that the so-called "divorce brokers are now charging between five million and 40 million toumans ($1.5K-13k dollars) to obtain a divorce for couples in the shortest period possible.

He added: "In the case of divorce where both sides are not amenable to the divorce, more time is required and divorce brokers charge higher prices. Also, if women are seeking the divorce, they have to pay more. In cases where both sides are agreeable to a divorce, brokers charge the least."

Decrease in marriage rate and increase in divorce rate
cartoon by Ehsan Ganji, Iranian daily Etemad

The head of the Tehran General and Revolutionary Courts urged the public to assist the judiciary to identify and stop these "brokers".

The most recent report from Iran's National Registry reveals that Tehran has the country's highest divorce rate and that divorces have increased by another 5.5 percent since last year.

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