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What to do if you are unsure if your marriage is legally recognised:
Check your marriage certificate
If your marriage was registered abroad, it is recognised in the U.K.
If your marriage was conducted in the UK:
If you were married in a Register Office or had an official Registrar at your ceremony who issued you with a marriage certificate, you should be able to trace the certificate through:
General Register Office
If you have had a Nikah only marriage and no civil ceremony in addition your marriage is not legally recognised in British law.If you are still unsure or do not have any sort of certificate, then seek legal advice from a qualified family lawyer who is experienced in the status of religious marriages
In England and Wales:
In Northern Ireland:
Muslim Women’s Network
0845 451 2547
Muslim Women's council Bradford