The ex-wife of a Pakistani man living in Texas is attempting to have state laws apply to the terms of her divorce. Her husband, who is reportedly worth $100 million, filed for divorce in their native Pakistan. He expects to end the marriage according to the terms of their marriage contract, which entitled his ex-wife to $50.
The woman's lawyer said that the case, which will go before a Harris County judge, would hinge upon how due process within the Pakistani legal system compared to that required in the United States. The lawyer alleges that the ex-husband sent his wife back to Pakistani in 2013 under the pretense that her return home would improve his chances of gaining U.S. citizenship for her. After she got to Pakistan, he filed for divorce.