Saudi Man Divorces Wife—by Phone Text

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 5:55 PM CDT
Phone texting has broken new ground.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

(Newser) – This was probably inevitable: The world's first known divorce via phone text is on the books. A Saudi man informed his wife of the split by text, then called two relatives to let them know, the Telegraph reports. This apparently jibes with the practice under Sharia law that allows a man to divorce simply by saying, "I divorce you," three times. A court checked with the two relatives and approved the split.