In order not to keep the Assembly waiting for an answer, the
beloved Guardian has instructed me to write you this letter in
reply to yours of April 15th.
The principle is wherever the Bahá’í laws at the present time
conflict with the civil law of the country, the believers living in
it must obey the civil law.
The Bahá’ís in England, as regards divorce will consequently
have to follow British law, and in conjunction with this, as far
as possible, uphold the Bahá’í law of divorce as well. The way the
details of this are to be worked out is left entirely to the discretion
of your National Assembly….