The ruling takes aim at divorces registered at courts by men who have not informed their wives that the union is over.
Under the ministerial decisions, the courts will also inform women that their status has been changed to married following their marriage contracts.
Lawyer Nasreen al-Ghamdi said Saudi courts regularly receive complaints about impersonating the identity of divorced women.
Women do not need to appear in court for divorces to be approved in Saudi Arabia.
"Some men register divorce deeds at the courts without even telling their wives". "It is a tiny step, but it is a step in the right direction". In addition, a number of women have been in the past few months, the right-Activists arrested.
Restrictions on women's employment, long ruled by the guardianship system, have been loosened as Saudi Arabia tries to wean itself off its economic dependency on oil.
A young Saudi woman reportedly ran away from her family while on vacation in Kuwait last week and boarded a plane to Thailand, where she is now being detained, claiming her family was abusive. It controls women in each and every step of their lives. There is a guardianship system under which women need when making important decisions, the consent of a male relative, for example, if you travel overseas or want to get married.
Last September, Saudi King Salman decreed an end to the world's only ban on women drivers, maintained for decades by Saudi Arabia's deeply conservative Muslim establishment.