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Uniform Civil Code: Need For A Common Law For All

Uniform Civil Code: Need For A Common Law For All

Underlining the dire need to have a Uniform Civil Code, Delhi High Court on Wednesday noted that the youth belonging to different communities, tribes, castes, or religions who solemnise their marriage

Staying Abroad For Career Not “Cruelty to Husband” or “Desertion Of Spouse”: Bombay High Court

Staying Abroad For Career Not “Cruelty to Husband” or “Desertion Of Spouse”: Bombay High Court

While hearing a divorce petition, Bombay High Court noted that the wife’s decision to stay abroad for her career growth is not “unjustified” and “selfish”. The court refu

Making False Allegation of Impotency Amounts to Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Making False Allegation of Impotency Amounts to Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court allowed a petition by husband for dissolution of marriage while noting that unsubstantiated allegations of impotency or erectile dysfunction during matrimonial proceedings will const

Extra-Marital Affair No Ground To Deny Child Custody to Mother: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Extra-Marital Affair No Ground To Deny Child Custody to Mother: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that a woman’s extra-marital relationship is not a ground to deny the custody of her child and it cannot lead to the conclusion that she will be a bad mother.

Unfortunately, No Domestic Violence Act For Husbands To Act Against Wives: Justice S Vaidyanathan

Unfortunately, No Domestic Violence Act For Husbands To Act Against Wives: Justice S Vaidyanathan

While making some interesting observations, Madras High Court expressed the concern that it is so unfortunate not to have any provision like the Domestic Violence Act to proceed against the wife by th

Changed 18 Houses over Wife’s Fear of Cockroaches, Husband Files for Divorce

Changed 18 Houses over Wife’s Fear of Cockroaches, Husband Files for Divorce

During the three years of marriage, a couple has changed 18 houses. The reason being the wife’s fear of cockroaches. The husband who is a software engineer by profession has finally decided to f

Daughter can Question Validity of Father’s Second Marriage: Bombay High Court

Daughter can Question Validity of Father’s Second Marriage: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court on Wednesday set aside an order passed by family court while observing that the daughter can question the validity of the second marriage of her father. The court directed the family

Provide Financial Assistance till Son Gets First Formal Degree, Not Just till He’s 18: Supreme Court

Provide Financial Assistance till Son Gets First Formal Degree, Not Just till He’s 18: Supreme Court

Supreme Court has directed a man to support his son financially not only till he is 18 instead till the time he earns his first formal degree as graduation is now considered as the basic education. Th

Damaging Spouse’s Reputation Amounts to Mental Cruelty: SC

Damaging Spouse’s Reputation Amounts to Mental Cruelty: SC

Supreme Court granted divorce to an army officer while observing that defamatory complaints against spouse and damaging the reputation amount to mental cruelty. A three-judge bench headed by Justice S

“Young Child’s Welfare is Better Ensured in Hands of Mother than Father”: Allahabad HC Allowed Mother’s Habeas Corpus Plea

“Young Child’s Welfare is Better Ensured in Hands of Mother than Father”: Allahabad HC Allowed Mother’s Habeas Corpus Plea

Allahabad High Court has allowed the habeas corpus petition of a woman who was seeking custody of her three and a half years son from her husband. While observing that a child’s welfare to be be

Wife Chewing Tobacco is Not a Sufficient Ground for Divorce: Nagpur Bench of Bombay HC

Wife Chewing Tobacco is Not a Sufficient Ground for Divorce: Nagpur Bench of Bombay HC

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court came for the rescue of a woman while observing that the habit of chewing tobacco is not a sufficient ground to grant a divorce decree. The court upheld the trial

A Man Can’t Plead Invalidity of Marriage In 125 Proceedings, If He Knowing Fully Marries A Woman Who Has Not Legally Divorced from Her Earlier Marriage – Chhattisgarh HC

A Man Can’t Plead Invalidity of Marriage In 125 Proceedings, If He Knowing Fully Marries A Woman Who Has Not Legally Divorced from Her Earlier Marriage – Chhattisgarh HC

Recently, the Chhattisgarh High Court has held that a man cannot raise a plea of invalidity of marriage in maintenance proceedings under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code if he marries a woma

Mere Possession of Educational Qualification Doesn’t Mean that Wife is Able to Maintain Herself: Karnataka High Court

Mere Possession of Educational Qualification Doesn’t Mean that Wife is Able to Maintain Herself: Karnataka High Court

While dismissing a revision plea filed by a husband, Karnataka High Court observed that mere possession of an educational qualification by a wife cannot by itself be a factor to conclude that she can

Panchayati Divorce Has No Recognition in the Eyes of Law: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Panchayati Divorce Has No Recognition in the Eyes of Law: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Punjab and Haryana High Court has clarified that a Panchayati divorce has no recognition in the eyes of law and therefore the marriage cannot be considered dissolved on the basis of divorce accorded b

Married Woman Living with Another Man an ‘Unholy Alliance’, Punjab and Haryana HC Imposed 25K Cost

Married Woman Living with Another Man an ‘Unholy Alliance’, Punjab and Haryana HC Imposed 25K Cost

Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a protection plea filed by a married woman who is residing with another man without divorcing her husband. The court has imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the peti

Married Woman Not Entitled for Protection If Living with Another Man Sans Divorce – Allahabad HC

Married Woman Not Entitled for Protection If Living with Another Man Sans Divorce – Allahabad HC

Recently, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that a married woman who is living with another person without divorcing her husband will not be entitled to protection from the court. The above observati

Mother Can’t Be Denied the Custody of Her Child, Even on Entering New Relation Without Divorce

Mother Can’t Be Denied the Custody of Her Child, Even on Entering New Relation Without Divorce

The Allahabad High Court has recently held that ‘a woman can’t be denied the custody of her minor child, on the ground that she has entered a new relationship without securing a divorce’. Th

Vadodara Man Seeks Divorce after Wife Lied About Periods on Wedding Day

Vadodara Man Seeks Divorce after Wife Lied About Periods on Wedding Day

In a shocking incident of Vadodara, Rajasthan, a man has sought a divorce from his wife after she didn’t reveal that she is on her periods on the day of their wedding. In the divorce petition fi

Man Announced Triple Talaq after Wife Refused to Sing, Dance, and Wear Jeans, Later Set Himself on Fire

Man Announced Triple Talaq after Wife Refused to Sing, Dance, and Wear Jeans, Later Set Himself on Fire

In a shocking incident of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, a man identified Anas announced Triple Talaq to his wife after she allegedly refused to obey his orders. He used to ask her to dance, sing, and wear je

“Can We Encroach on Personal Laws?” SC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea Seeking Uniform Grounds of Divorce for all Citizens

“Can We Encroach on Personal Laws?” SC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea Seeking Uniform Grounds of Divorce for all Citizens

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response on a petition seeking directions for ‘uniform grounds of divorce’ for all citizens, in the spirit of the Indian Constitution. The ben

Given Triple Talaq by Husband in US, Hyderabad Woman Seeks MEA’s Help

Given Triple Talaq by Husband in US, Hyderabad Woman Seeks MEA’s Help

A 24-year-old Hyderabad woman has alleged that her husband, a Somalia national, having US citizenship, gave her triple talaq over phone without any reasons and appealed to the Centre to intervene in t

Maharashtra Man Booked for Giving Triple Talaq over Phone

Maharashtra Man Booked for Giving Triple Talaq over Phone

A woman has filed a complaint against her 32-year old husband in Maharashtra for allegedly giving her triple talaq over a phone call. Her husband called her on November 20 and said that he doesn’

White House Ex-Aide Claimed Melania to be Counting Minutes to Divorce Until Mr. Trump is Out of Office

White House Ex-Aide Claimed Melania to be Counting Minutes to Divorce Until Mr. Trump is Out of Office

The 45th US President Donald Trump, who just lost the crucial 2020 Presidential elections to Democratic challenger Joe Biden, is expected to fall into more trouble after an ex-aide made explosive clai

Bombay HC Waived Cooling-Off Period for Estranged Couple in View of Wife’s Pregnancy

Bombay HC Waived Cooling-Off Period for Estranged Couple in View of Wife’s Pregnancy

Bombay High Court accepted the request made by a Mumbai-based woman seeking dissolution of her troubled marriage on an urgent basis. The appellant approached the High Court to waive cooling off period

Father Wins Child Custody in A Transnational Guardianship Case, SC Seeks Mirror Order from Nairobi Court

Father Wins Child Custody in A Transnational Guardianship Case, SC Seeks Mirror Order from Nairobi Court

In a transnational guardianship case, Supreme Court with a 2:1 judgment has granted the custody of the child to the father. The court took the decision after the strong desire of the 11-year old child

UP Court Directs Wife to Pay Rs 1000 Monthly Maintenance to Husband

UP Court Directs Wife to Pay Rs 1000 Monthly Maintenance to Husband

A court in Uttar Pradesh has ordered a woman to pay monthly maintenance of Rs 1,000 to her husband and allowed the petition filed by her husband. The woman is a government pensioner and has been livin

“Indian Women Are Possessive About Their Gold Ornaments”, SC Disposed of Plea Seeking Return of Jewellery

“Indian Women Are Possessive About Their Gold Ornaments”, SC Disposed of Plea Seeking Return of Jewellery

A Supreme Court bench of Justice Uday U Lalit and Justice Vineet Sharan disposed of a plea filed by a woman seeking return of her jewellery from the husband while stating “Indian women are usual

“He Loves Me Too Much and Doesn’t Fight”, UP Woman Seeks Divorce in Sharia Court

“He Loves Me Too Much and Doesn’t Fight”, UP Woman Seeks Divorce in Sharia Court

In a completely strange incident of Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district, a woman has approached Sharia court seeking divorce within 18 months of her marriage. The reason may make you laugh or even

Bombay HC Granted Interim Respite to the Session Judge Accused of Unnatural Sex and Harassment by Estranged Wife

Bombay HC Granted Interim Respite to the Session Judge Accused of Unnatural Sex and Harassment by Estranged Wife

A sitting Session judge along with his family has moved Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court to quash the FIR registered against him by his estranged wife. His wife has alleged that her husband subjected

Hyderabad Man Booked Over Dowry Harassment and Triple Talaq

Hyderabad Man Booked Over Dowry Harassment and Triple Talaq

Rachakonda police have arrested 36 years old lab technician from LB Nagar over the allegations leveled by his 24-year old housewife of dowry harassment and instant Triple Talaq. L.B. Nagar inspector V

Woman moves Supreme Court challenging Triple Talaq Law; calls it detrimental for marital relationship

Woman moves Supreme Court challenging Triple Talaq Law; calls it detrimental for marital relationship

A Kerala based lawyer has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed in 2019 to criminalize the practice of Triple Talaq. She is the first woman in person to file such a

Refusal to wear ‘sakha and sindoor’ will project her refusal to accept marriage – Gauhati High Court

Refusal to wear ‘sakha and sindoor’ will project her refusal to accept marriage – Gauhati High Court

Taking note of the situation where the wife is refusing to wear “sakha” and “sindoor” as per Hindu rituals, Gauhati High Court has granted divorce decree to the man in Assam co

SC Delivers Split Verdict on whether Family Court has jurisdiction of Maintenance Petition Under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act

SC Delivers Split Verdict on whether Family Court has jurisdiction of Maintenance Petition Under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act

The Supreme Court on 18th June gave a split verdict on the issue of whether a Family Court has the jurisdiction to entertain a maintenance petition under Section 3 of the Muslim Women (Protection of R

Husband’s income Affidavit for Matrimonial Cases

Husband’s income Affidavit for Matrimonial Cases

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, through its order dated 7 January directed the Family Courts across Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh to insist on an affidavit of assets, income and expenditure of th

Divorced woman cannot seek monetary relief from ex-husband – Gujarat HC

Divorced woman cannot seek monetary relief from ex-husband – Gujarat HC

The Gujarat HC held that a woman once divorced can’t seek monetary relief from her former husband under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, dealing with the monetary relief by way of

A woman can’t be evicted for the shared household during the pendency of DV case – Delhi High Court

A woman can’t be evicted for the shared household during the pendency of DV case – Delhi High Court

On 18 December the Delhi HC held that a woman fighting a Domestic Violence case cannot be evicted from the shared household, which she has been sharing with her husband and her in-laws, even if the pr

Wife divorced on proven charges of adultery cannot claim for maintenance – Bombay HC

Wife divorced on proven charges of adultery cannot claim for maintenance – Bombay HC

On 18 December, the Bombay High Court held that a wife, divorced on the ground of adultery having been proved against her, is not entitled to maintenance from her ex-husband. The bench headed by Justi

Husband to Pay the Equivalent Market Value to Wife, on His Failure to Return the Gold Ornaments – Supreme Court

Husband to Pay the Equivalent Market Value to Wife, on His Failure to Return the Gold Ornaments – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 6 December, held that a wife is entitled to receive the prevailing market value of gold if the husband fails to return her gold ornaments. The bench headed by Justice Dhananjaya Y

Article 142 to Dissolve a Marriage Which Has Irretrievable Broken Down – Supreme Court

Article 142 to Dissolve a Marriage Which Has Irretrievable Broken Down – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that it has the power to invoke Article 142 of the Indian Constitution, to dissolve marriages which have no scope of reconciliation and have been irretrievably broken down. The



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