There was an event earlier in this month which has undoubtedly been relatively ignored by most people, even the French. Here, in French, is the announcement made by the French President Sarkozy regarding the event:
" Nicolas Sarkozy
"CADI" administered by Religious "leaders"
Now this has resulted in many changes, particularly older or even some younger but highly religious people being "confused". They still present themselves at the "Cadi" buildings and expect "Cadi Justice" only to be told that the French system of Justice is now applicable, administered of course, by the ultra modern legal experts from Paris, France, at least for the start. They, of course, have little or no knowledge of local customs going back thousands of years and problems are prepared - without doubt.
Many of the judges are not of Muslim beliefs, and although this is not a pre-requisite, I could imagine that it would help a great deal if they at least had some ideas of the faith.
So....before you go "swanning off" to your well earned retirement on the exotic Caribbean islands, make sure you know what's going on if you get yourself married to a Caribbean beauty.. and then need a divorce........Get a degree in "Cadi Law" - Courses are NOT, I understand, available in Britain...........