By: John Mansfield
“Aleem v. Aleem is a recent case from Maryland’s highest court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. Husband and wife were married in Pakistan in a ceremony that complied with the Pakistan Muslim Family Laws Ordinance. After three days, the marriage was registered. At the time of the marriage the husband was twenty-nine and the wife was eighteen. Both were citizens of Pakistan and domiciled there, although the husband was studying at Oxford University until shortly before the marriage. After the marriage, the husband returned to Oxford and in a little while his wife joined him there. The couple spent four years at Oxford to allow the husband to complete his studies.