Tunisian lawyers attack a company offering divorce services

The Tunisian Bar Association (TBA) has kicked a company offering a three-step divorce procedure, saying the service would undermine family values ​​in the country.

Lawyers on Tuesday launched legal action against the firm after billboards appeared in the capital Tunis last week advertising Tala9, which means divorce in Arabic, with the slogan: “The first Tunisian website for support your decision.

“Divorce: the decision is yours, we take care of the process,” reads the ad.

The company has pledged to complete the process for 1,200 dinars ($370) with no “hidden fees”.

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“Specialists are available to answer your questions about every step of the divorce process,” he said on his website.

But TBA chief Hatem Mziou said the campaign ran counter to conservative standards in the North African country because the Tala9 “encouraged” divorce.

“This is unacceptable and poses a threat to the family,” Mziou said.

The municipality of Tunis also gave the firm two weeks to remove its billboards.

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