Although it is known that Ottoman Family Law, issued in 1917, remained in
effect for some times in the countries that were lost by the Ottomans after the First
World War, and influenced their Family Law; there is no study showing the extend
of this influence. This study examines its influence on Jordanian Family Law. It presents
all the arrangements made in the Jordanian Family Law from Ottomans to the
present and argues against some scholars that it remained in effect longer than
that which they claim.