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It is compulsory for Iranian couples to attend pre-marriage counselling sessions in order to prevent future problems which often lead to early divorces, officials say.
Iranian lawmakers are to revoke the imprisonment penalty for husbands unable to pay Mahr, the money that husbands undertake to pay their wives on demand based on Islamic law.
Turkish singer Ebru Gündeş has filed for divorce from the Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was recently arrested in the US city of Miami on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March.
An Iranian man is getting married for sixth time at the age of 110.
Nasser Sobhi, the Director General of Iran’s Marriage and Family Centre, said that the Iranian courts are obliged to refrain from issuing divorce decree during the Week of Marriage.
Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Mowlaverdi stressed on Wednesday, June 15, that the cooperation between Tehran and Vatican City and other countries will help solve problems facing women and families.
Iranian men and women are marrying later than ever before. Data from the National Organization for Civil Registration (NOCR) shows that women are now getting married at 27.2 years and men at 31 years, on average. This is a large increase on previous figures, which were 23.8 for women and 28.5 for men.