Family Law

Overview of Family Law

What is Family Law?

Family law is the area of law concerned with disputes arising in families such as marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody, maintenance, guardianship, parental responsibility, inheritance etc. The legislations and statutes of family law govern legal rights and responsibilities of individuals sharing a domestic relationship. Of late, family law has also extended to cover parties that are not related to each other by blood or marriage. Now, personal intimate relationships such as live-in relationships are also covered in the ambit of family law.

In India, matrimonial concerns such as marriage, divorce, child custody and other related issues are governed by personal laws of each religion. The best family law advocates in Chandigarh can guide the parties according to their personal law primarily under:

  • Hindu: Hindu Marriage Act 1955.
  • Muslim: Muslim marriage is a contract under Muslim law.
  • Christian: Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872 and the Divorce Act 1869.
  • Parsi: Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act 1936

In addition to this, Special Marriage Act 1954 applies to all persons of all religions. Any individual can choose to marry under this civil legislation irrespective of his or her religion, caste or community. In such a case, divorce is also governed by the same Act.

Besides matrimonial disputes, the family law extends to issues related to succession, rights of women in ancestral property, family settlements, rights of biological or adopted child, will, disownment, rights of parents, conversion of religion etc.

Family Courts

Family Courts established under ‘The Family Court Act, 1984’ aim at promoting conciliation and/or speedy settlement of disputes related to family affairs. Best lawyers in Chandigarh provide mediation and litigation services in all family disputes under the personal laws.

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Articles On Family Law



In Family Law, Will Codicil On September 7, 2017

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Muslim law of succession constitutes four sources of Islamic law – The Holy Koran The Sunna: that is, the practice of the Prophet. The Ijma: that is, the consensus of the learned men of the community on what should be the decision on a particular point …

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In Family Law, Hindu Undivided Family On August 9, 2017

The term ‘Hindu undivided family’ is defined under the Hindu law. The term refers to a family of all persons lineally descended from common ancestors, including wives and unmarried daughters, if any, living together and owning property through ancestor …

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In Disownment, Family Law On August 9, 2017

Disownment is the formal act or condition of forcibly renouncing or no longer accepting one’s akin child as a member of one’s family or kin. It differs from giving a child up for adoption both in that it is a social and interpersonal issue (and therefo …

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Overview Under Hindu law, the effect of conversion of religion to another can be described as follows: (A) Law applicable on Conversion. 1. Conversion to other religion effect on the right to inheritance in the property: In Hindu law a person who conve …

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In Adoption, Family Law On August 9, 2017

The dictionary meaning of the word adoption is ‘the action or fact of adopting or being adopted. Adoption is the act of taking something on as your own. Adoption usually refers to the legal process of becoming a non-biological parent. It refers to the …

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The Constitution of India provides for equality before the law and equal protection of laws irrespective of gender, caste, creed, and race. When it comes to the equal social status of women in the society, the concept also includes a woman’s right to h …

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Ever wondered how and when Best Lawyers Invoke Inherrent Powers of High Court? Nothing in the Code of Criminal Procedure limits or effects the inherent powers of the High Court – – to make such orders as maybe necessary to give effect to any order unde …

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Landmark Judgments On Family Law



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REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1277 OF 2014 (@SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRL.) No.9127 of 2013) ARNESH KUMAR ….. APPELLANT VERSUS STATE OF BIHAR & ANR. …. RESPONDENTS J U D G M E N T Ch …

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