Asked what law will govern the affairs mentioned by the interior minister, Najm said divorce and children would fall under the foreign law designated by the couple in their marriage contract – in this case French law – while nonsectarian inheritance is covered by Lebanon’s 1959 civil law on the matter.
The question of what sectarian identity, if any, the children of civil marriage would have does however remain to some degree outstanding.
Presently, as far as Qortbawi is aware there is not a single child in Lebanon without a designated sect.
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Further information on Lebanese personal and family law can be found here in Maya Mikdashi’s excellent Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman.