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

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164842
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0007
Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt

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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

Chapter.  11614 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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