80-year-old wife seeks divorce 'before death'

An 80-year-old Egyptian woman took her husband to court and demanded divorce, saying she disliked him and wanted to split before she dies. The judge agreed.

Newspaper in the most populated Arab country said the unnamed woman told court in Cairo that she never wanted to stay with her husband on the grounds he is a womanizer but that she avoided a separation for the sake of her children.

“She demanded divorce from her 86-year-old husband…when the judge asked her why, she said that she never wanted to be with him but had no choice because of her children….she said she was waiting for proper time,” a court source said.

“She told the judge that when she dies, she wanted to be listed in the death certificate as divorced not wife…the judge understood and granted her a divorce.”

When the judge asked the husband if he agrees to divorce her, he replied that he would do so if she gives up the divorce dowry and other rights. “The woman then told the judge she does not want anything from her husband except a divorce.”

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