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Marriage Erases Crimes?

Marriage Erases Crimes?

Stalking Laws in India, enshrined in Section 354D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), have been a very debatable topic. Recently, the Supreme Court made a significant decision by quashing the conviction o

Was it Dowry Death? Victim Faced Cruelty or Harassment Shortly Before her Unnatural Death

Was it Dowry Death? Victim Faced Cruelty or Harassment Shortly Before her Unnatural Death

In a recent ruling, the Jharkhand High Court has emphasised that for the presumption under Section 113B of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 to be invoked, the prosecution must provide evidence that the d

Can You Leave Jail to Be with Your Live-in Partner? Court Says No!

Can You Leave Jail to Be with Your Live-in Partner? Court Says No!

In a recent ruling, the Delhi High Court has stated that a convict is not eligible for parole for the purpose of procreation or to maintain conjugal relationships with his live-in partner, especially

Woman Directed to Pay Husband Maintenance

Woman Directed to Pay Husband Maintenance

The Bombay High Court has upheld a lower court’s decision directing a woman to pay monthly maintenance of Rs 10,000 to her unemployed husband who also suffers from medical ailments. The woman stated

Third Party Donors can Help Couples Conceive through IVF

Third Party Donors can Help Couples Conceive through IVF

In a recent groundbreaking judgement, the Calcutta High Court has ruled in the case of Sudarsan Mandal and Another v. The State of West Bengal & Ors., that for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedu

Supreme Court Reaffirms Stridhan as Woman’s Absolute Property

Supreme Court Reaffirms Stridhan as Woman’s Absolute Property

In a recent landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of India has reiterated that a woman’s stridhan is her absolute property. The ruling came in the case of Maya Gopinathan v. Anoop S.B., where it was

SC Slaps Rs 5 Lakh Fine on Wife’s Father for Lodging False Cases Across Multiple Venues to Harass Husband under Section 498A IPC

SC Slaps Rs 5 Lakh Fine on Wife’s Father for Lodging False Cases Across Multiple Venues to Harass Husband under Section 498A IPC

In the case of Parteek Bansal v. The State of Rajasthan & Ors., the SC imposed Rs. 5 lakh fine on the wife’s father for filing false Section 498A IPC cases against the husband in different locat

Wife Waiving Maintenance Right in Mutual Divorce Can’t Later Claim It

Wife Waiving Maintenance Right in Mutual Divorce Can’t Later Claim It

In the case of Gaurav Mehta v. Anamika Chopra, the Allahabad High Court addressed the issue of whether a wife who waived her right to maintenance during divorce by mutual consent could later claim it.

Suit for Civil Death Declaration Not Hindered by S. 34 Specific Relief Act: Allahabad HC

Suit for Civil Death Declaration Not Hindered by S. 34 Specific Relief Act: Allahabad HC

In a recent case, Raeesa Bano v. Smt. Tabassum Jahan and Ors, the Allahabad High Court addressed the issue of filing a suit for the declaration of civil death under Section 108 of the Evidence Act. Th

Madhya Pradesh High Court Protects Young Live-in Couple

Madhya Pradesh High Court Protects Young Live-in Couple

In a recent case, Shri Apoorv Joshi, Advocate v. State of M.P & ors., two 19-year-old petitioners sought protection against potential threats and false charges arising from their decision to live

Grandparents Entitled to Visitation Rights to Meet Child; Relationship Beneficial for Grandkids

Grandparents Entitled to Visitation Rights to Meet Child; Relationship Beneficial for Grandkids

In the case of A Aashifa Begum v Khader Beevi and Another, the Madras High Court addressed a plea by a woman challenging a single judge’s order granting visitation rights to her in-laws allowing the

The Fine Line in Marital Disputes: A Look at the X v. Y Case

The Fine Line in Marital Disputes: A Look at the X v. Y Case

In a recent ruling that has caught the attention of legal circles and the public alike, Justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Neena Bansal Krishna of the Delhi High Court have made a significant observation.

Bombay High Court Upholds Reproductive Health as Personal Liberty

Bombay High Court Upholds Reproductive Health as Personal Liberty

In a recent landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court ruled in the case of XYZ & ABC v. Union of India that reproductive health falls under the purview of personal liberty, as per Article 21 of th

Supreme Court Quashes Rape Case Involving False Promise to Marry

Supreme Court Quashes Rape Case Involving False Promise to Marry

In a recent development, the Supreme Court of India presided over by Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal, heard a case involving the offence of rape under the pretext of a false promise to marry, a

High Court Ruling: CGST Anti-Profiteering Laws Stand Firm, Consumer Welfare Takes Center Stage

High Court Ruling: CGST Anti-Profiteering Laws Stand Firm, Consumer Welfare Takes Center Stage

In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of anti-profiteering measures and the establishment of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) under the Cen

Delhi High Court Upholds Section 5(v) of the Hindu Marriage Act

Delhi High Court Upholds Section 5(v) of the Hindu Marriage Act

In a recent development, the Delhi High Court has reaffirmed the validity of Section 5(v) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (HMA), in the case of Neetu Grover v. Union of India & Ors. The case revol

Supreme Court Verdict: Children of Void and Voidable Marriages Deemed Legitimate

Supreme Court Verdict: Children of Void and Voidable Marriages Deemed Legitimate

In a recent landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that children born from void and voidable marriages are to be recognized as legitimate. This ruling also grants them the right to in

Landmark Ruling by Madras High Court: Non-Support of Family Constitutes Cruelty

Landmark Ruling by Madras High Court: Non-Support of Family Constitutes Cruelty

In a significant ruling, the Madras High Court in the case of X vs.Y, has declared that a husband’s refusal to live with his wife and children, provide them with financial support, or include th

A Woman Can Be Karta Of Hindu Undivided Family Under Hindu Law: Delhi High Court

A Woman Can Be Karta Of Hindu Undivided Family Under Hindu Law: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court has declared that the right of a woman to serve as the Karta of a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) is unrestricted by both legislative provisions and traditional Hindu law. The bench comp

“Prenup Agreement Should Be Made Mandatory To Make Couples Aware Of Marriage Risks”: Delhi Family Court

“Prenup Agreement Should Be Made Mandatory To Make Couples Aware Of Marriage Risks”: Delhi Family Court

A family Court in Delhi recently granted divorce to a couple while suggesting that prenuptial agreements should be made mandatory before marriage to make couples aware of the future risks of marriage

Unmarried And Widowed Daughter Entitled To Maintenance From Deceased Father’s Estate Not A Divorced Daughter: Delhi High Court

Unmarried And Widowed Daughter Entitled To Maintenance From Deceased Father’s Estate Not A Divorced Daughter: Delhi High Court

In a significant judgment, the Delhi High Court noted that a divorced daughter cannot claim maintenance from her mother or brother as she is not the “dependent” under the Hindu Adoption an

Children Born Out Of Invalid Marriages Entitled To Share In Parents’ Ancestral Property In Joint Hindu Families: Supreme Court

Children Born Out Of Invalid Marriages Entitled To Share In Parents’ Ancestral Property In Joint Hindu Families: Supreme Court

Supreme Court on Friday noted that children born out of void or voidable marriages can claim their right to property in the parents’ ancestral property in joint Hindu families under the Mitaksha

Minor Child Eligible To Claim Maintenance From Mother Also Under CrPC Section 125: Uttarakhand High Court

Minor Child Eligible To Claim Maintenance From Mother Also Under CrPC Section 125: Uttarakhand High Court

Uttarakhand High Court recently noted that a minor child can claim maintenance from a mother also under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure when the mother has sufficient means of livelihood

Physical Relationship With 15-Year-Old Wife Cannot Be Termed As Rape: Delhi High Court

Physical Relationship With 15-Year-Old Wife Cannot Be Termed As Rape: Delhi High Court

While upholding the acquittal of a Muslim man, the Delhi High Court noted that his physical relationship with a 15-year-old wife cannot be termed as rape. The division bench comprising Justice Suresh

Woman In Live-In Relationship Can File Domestic Violence Complaint Under DV Act: Kerala High Court

Woman In Live-In Relationship Can File Domestic Violence Complaint Under DV Act: Kerala High Court

In a significant observation, Kerala High Court noted that a woman, living in a live-in relationship, can also file a domestic violence case and can seek relief under the Protection of Women from Dome

Commenting On Husband’s Dark Skin Amounts To Cruelty: Karnataka High Court Grants Divorce

Commenting On Husband’s Dark Skin Amounts To Cruelty: Karnataka High Court Grants Divorce

Karnataka High Court recently granted divorce to a man and held that insulting a man for being a dark complexion by his wife amounts to cruelty and is a valid reason to grant divorce. The High Court b

Second Wife Cannot Accuse Husband Of Cruelty Under IPC Section 498A: Karnataka High Court

Second Wife Cannot Accuse Husband Of Cruelty Under IPC Section 498A: Karnataka High Court

While declaring the marriage null and void, the Karnataka High Court set aside the conviction of a 46-year-old man who was accused of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. The bench not

Mumbai Court Recognizes Pets as Emotional Support in Domestic Violence Case, Awards Maintenance For 55-Year-Old Woman’s 3 Dogs

Mumbai Court Recognizes Pets as Emotional Support in Domestic Violence Case, Awards Maintenance For 55-Year-Old Woman’s 3 Dogs

Noting that pets fulfill the emotional deficit caused due to broken relationships, a Magistrate Court in Mumbai awarded interim maintenance for a 55 years old woman for her 3 dogs. Considering her fin

Second Wife Entitled To Maintenance Even If The Marriage Is Not Legal: Madras High Court

Second Wife Entitled To Maintenance Even If The Marriage Is Not Legal: Madras High Court

Madras High Court recently ruled that even if the first marriage is not legal due to the existence of a first marriage, the second wife and children born out of the second marriage are entitled to mai

Sarcastic Remarks And Mere Harassment Of Wife Not Abetment Of Suicide: Jammu And Kashmir High Court

Sarcastic Remarks And Mere Harassment Of Wife Not Abetment Of Suicide: Jammu And Kashmir High Court

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court recently held that mere sarcastic remarks or harassment of wife by husband and in-laws due to matrimonial disputes would not attract the offence of “abetm

Homemaker Wife Contributes 24 hours Toward House And Family, Entitled To Equal Rights In Property: Madras High Court

Homemaker Wife Contributes 24 hours Toward House And Family, Entitled To Equal Rights In Property: Madras High Court

In a significant observation, Madras High Court held that a wife would be entitled to an equal share in the properties as she has also contributed indirectly to the acquisition of assets by performing

Uttarakhand High Court Allows Married Woman To Live With Live-In-Partner, Declines Husband’s Habeas Corpus Plea

Uttarakhand High Court Allows Married Woman To Live With Live-In-Partner, Declines Husband’s Habeas Corpus Plea

While declining to issue a writ of habeas corpus in favour of the husband, the Uttarakhand High Court allowed his wife to live with her live-in partner. The husband has alleged that his wife is illega

Husband Reaches Court With 1 And 2 Rupee Coins Worth Rs 55,000 To Pay Maintenance, Wife Calls It Mental Harassment

Husband Reaches Court With 1 And 2 Rupee Coins Worth Rs 55,000 To Pay Maintenance, Wife Calls It Mental Harassment

In a bizarre incident, a man in Jaipur reached court with 1 and 2 rupee coins to give ₹ 55,000 of maintenance dues to his wife which he has not paid for the last 11 months. His family brought the mo

No Sexual Relations In Marriage Not Considered Cruelty Under Section 498A: Karnataka High Court

No Sexual Relations In Marriage Not Considered Cruelty Under Section 498A: Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court quashed a criminal complaint filed against a husband by a wife wherein she alleged that he refused to have physical relations with her as he watches spiritual videos of Brahamakum

Not Allowing Spouse To Have Sexual Intercourse For Long Time Amounts To Mental Cruelty: Allahabad High Court

Not Allowing Spouse To Have Sexual Intercourse For Long Time Amounts To Mental Cruelty: Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court recently observed that if a spouse doesn’t allow the other partner to have a sexual intercourse for a longer period of time without any reason, it will amount to mental crue

Seeking Hotel’s CCTV Footage To Prove Adultery Doesn’t Violate Husband’s Right To Privacy: Delhi High Court

Seeking Hotel’s CCTV Footage To Prove Adultery Doesn’t Violate Husband’s Right To Privacy: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court has ruled that the wife’s right to seek redressal under the Hindu Marriage Act should prevail over her husband’s right to privacy when it comes to allegations of adultery. The ben

POCSO Act Not Meant To Punish Minors In Consensual Romantic Relationships: Bombay High Court

POCSO Act Not Meant To Punish Minors In Consensual Romantic Relationships: Bombay High Court

While granting bail to a 22-year-old man, the Bombay High Court noted that the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was enacted to protect minors from sexual assault, not to punish

Father Cannot Be Denied Visitation Rights On The Ground That He Remarried And Has Another Child: Karnataka High Court

Father Cannot Be Denied Visitation Rights On The Ground That He Remarried And Has Another Child: Karnataka High Court

While upholding the Family Court order, Karnataka High Court noted that the visitation rights of the father can’t be taken away merely because he has remarried after divorce and bears another child.

Mother Entitled To Deceased Daughter’s Maintenance Arrears Under Section 15(1)(c) Of Hindu Succession Act: Madras High Court

Mother Entitled To Deceased Daughter’s Maintenance Arrears Under Section 15(1)(c) Of Hindu Succession Act: Madras High Court

Noting that the mother is the legal heir of her deceased daughter, the Madras High Court held that a mother is entitled to accrued maintenance arrears of the deceased daughter under Section 15(1)(c) o

Mere Unnatural Death Of Wife Within 7 Years Of Marriage Not Sufficient To Convict Husband For Dowry Death: Supreme Court

Mere Unnatural Death Of Wife Within 7 Years Of Marriage Not Sufficient To Convict Husband For Dowry Death: Supreme Court

In a significant observation, the Supreme Court noted the mere fact that a wife died under unnatural circumstances in her matrimonial home within seven years of marriage is insufficient to convict the

Single Working Woman Can Adopt A Child Under Juvenile Justice Act: Bombay High Court

Single Working Woman Can Adopt A Child Under Juvenile Justice Act: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has overturned a civil court’s decision to deny a divorced woman’s adoption application on the basis that she is a “working lady” and therefore unable to

Child Adopted By Widow After Death Of Public Servant Not Entitled To Family Pension: Supreme Court

Child Adopted By Widow After Death Of Public Servant Not Entitled To Family Pension: Supreme Court

In a significant judgment, Supreme Court held that a child adopted by the widow of a deceased government servant after the death of such an employee is not entitled to claim family pension. A division

Divorced Muslim Woman Entitled To Alimony Until She Remarries: Allahabad High Court

Divorced Muslim Woman Entitled To Alimony Until She Remarries: Allahabad High Court

In a landmark decision, Allahabad High Court held that a divorced Muslim woman has the right to maintenance from her ex-husband not just for the iddat period but for the rest of her life until she rem

Woman Married To A Gay Man Would Be “Aggrieved Person” Under DV Act: Mumbai Court Directed Man To Pay Maintenance

Woman Married To A Gay Man Would Be “Aggrieved Person” Under DV Act: Mumbai Court Directed Man To Pay Maintenance

A Sessions Court in Mumbai upheld a trial court’s order directing a gay man to pay maintenance to his estranged wife. The bench noted that the term ‘aggrieved person’ under the Domes

Depriving Wife Of Stridhan And Other Financial Resources Constitute Domestic Violence: Calcutta High Court

Depriving Wife Of Stridhan And Other Financial Resources Constitute Domestic Violence: Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court recently held that depriving a woman of her Stridhan or any other financial or economic resources to which she is entitled constitutes domestic violence under the Protection of Wom

Taunting Disabled Husband, Snatching Crutches, Pushing And Throwing Him Around Is The Most Inhumane Cruelty: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Taunting Disabled Husband, Snatching Crutches, Pushing And Throwing Him Around Is The Most Inhumane Cruelty: Punjab And Haryana High Court

While disposing of an appeal filed by a husband, Punjab and Haryana High Court held that the act of the respondent-wife in taunting the husband’s physical disability, snatching his crutches and

Muslim Women Have Absolute Right To Divorce Without Husband’s Consent, Court’s Declaration Not Needed: Kerala High Court

Muslim Women Have Absolute Right To Divorce Without Husband’s Consent, Court’s Declaration Not Needed: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court recently noted that a Muslim woman has the absolute right to divorce through Khula (a form of extra-judicial divorce), conferred on her by the Holy Quran and is not subject to the ac

Labelling Husband As “Alcoholic”, “Womaniser” Without Any Proof Amounts To Cruelty: Bombay High Court

Labelling Husband As “Alcoholic”, “Womaniser” Without Any Proof Amounts To Cruelty: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court recently held that a wife raising allegations against her husband in court by labelling him as an “alcoholic” and “womaniser” without substantiating the alleg

“Filing False Cases Against Husband Amounts To Cruelty”: Punjab And Haryana High Court Grants Divorce To Man, ₹18 Lakh Permanent Alimony To Wife

“Filing False Cases Against Husband Amounts To Cruelty”: Punjab And Haryana High Court Grants Divorce To Man, ₹18 Lakh Permanent Alimony To Wife

Punjab and Haryana High Court recently allowed a husband’s plea seeking divorce on the ground of desertion and cruelty meted out to him by his wife. The bench also noted that the wife had filed

Biological Mother And Stepfather Are Preferable To Biological Father And Stepmother In Child Custody Cases: Madras High Court

Biological Mother And Stepfather Are Preferable To Biological Father And Stepmother In Child Custody Cases: Madras High Court

In a significant observation, Madras High Court noted that it is preferable to let the biological mother and stepfather take care of the child than forcing him or her to live along with the biological

Muslim Man Incapable Of Fostering First Wife And Children, Cannot Perform Second Marriage Under Quran: Allahabad High Court

Muslim Man Incapable Of Fostering First Wife And Children, Cannot Perform Second Marriage Under Quran: Allahabad High Court

Emphasizing the mandate of the Holy Quran, Allahabad High Court noted that a Muslim man cannot perform a second marriage if he is not capable of fostering his wife and children. As per the Quran, biga

Reproductive Choice Part Of Article 21, Husband Cannot Force A Wife To Give Birth: Bombay High Court

Reproductive Choice Part Of Article 21, Husband Cannot Force A Wife To Give Birth: Bombay High Court

In a significant order, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court noted that a husband cannot force his wife to give birth. The bench noted that wife desire to work after marriage and not having a chi

Wife Living In Adultery Not Entitled To Permanent Alimony: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Wife Living In Adultery Not Entitled To Permanent Alimony: Punjab And Haryana High Court

In a significant judgment, Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that a wife living in adultery is not entitled to permanent alimony. The Division bench was hearing an appeal filed by a woman seeking pe

Woman, Who Left Matrimonial House Before Divorce, Not Entitled To Claim Right To Reside Even If Appeal Pending: Bombay High Court

Woman, Who Left Matrimonial House Before Divorce, Not Entitled To Claim Right To Reside Even If Appeal Pending: Bombay High Court

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently held that a woman who leaves her matrimonial house before the divorce, cannot later claim her right to residence under the Protection of Women fr

President Droupadi Murmu Gave Assent To Haryana Law Declaring Child Marriages Void

President Droupadi Murmu Gave Assent To Haryana Law Declaring Child Marriages Void

President Droupdi Murmu has given her assent to legislation in Haryana as per which every child marriage will be considered “void ab initio” (having no legal effect from inception). Theref

Wife’s Opposition To Husband’s Demand To Stay At Matrimonial Home Without Him Not Cruelty: Chhattisgarh High Court

Wife’s Opposition To Husband’s Demand To Stay At Matrimonial Home Without Him Not Cruelty: Chhattisgarh High Court

Chhattisgarh High Court recently noted that if the husband asks his wife to stay at a place other than his without any sufficient reason and she opposes it, it cannot be considered cruelty on her part

“Able Bodied Husband Cannot Argue That He Is Not In Position To Maintain His Wife”: Allahabad High Court

“Able Bodied Husband Cannot Argue That He Is Not In Position To Maintain His Wife”: Allahabad High Court

While dismissing an appeal filed against a family court order, Allahabad High Court noted that an able-bodied husband cannot argue that he is not in a position to maintain his wife. The two-judge benc

Comparing Wife To Other Women Amounts To Mental Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Comparing Wife To Other Women Amounts To Mental Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court recently noted that the husband’s act of constantly taunting and comparing his wife with other women amounts to cruelty as contemplated under Section 10(x) of the Divorce Act,

Gujarat Govt Introduces Scheme To Settle Family Disputes Outside Court

Gujarat Govt Introduces Scheme To Settle Family Disputes Outside Court

Gujarat govt has introduced Family First—Samjavat nu Sarnamu (Family First—a place for persuasion), a scheme for out-of-the-court settlement of family disputes with the intervention of social, rel

Consent Obtained For Sex In Second Marriage Without Disclosing About First Marriage Amounts To Rape: Bombay High Court

Consent Obtained For Sex In Second Marriage Without Disclosing About First Marriage Amounts To Rape: Bombay High Court

While dismissing the petition, the Bombay High Court noted that consent obtained for sex in a second marriage without disclosing the first marriage would prime facie constitute rape. The bench compris

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Validate Legal Authority Of Family Courts In Himachal Pradesh And Nagaland

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Validate Legal Authority Of Family Courts In Himachal Pradesh And Nagaland

Lok Sabha has passed the Family Court (Amendment)Bill 2022 to overcome the lack of jurisdiction and validate the legal authority of Family Courts in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland. The government of Na

Muslim Girls Above 15 Years Of Age Can Marry: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Muslim Girls Above 15 Years Of Age Can Marry: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Punjab and Haryana High Court granted police protection to a 16-year-old Muslim girl who had married a 21-year-old Muslim boy. The bench issued orders noting that the girl is of marriageable age under

Elon Musk’s Trans Daughter Files For Name Change To Disown Father

Elon Musk’s Trans Daughter Files For Name Change To Disown Father

As per the reports, Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed documents in court seeking her name change to cut ties with her biological father and to declare her gender identity as a female. 1

Calling Husband Impotent Before Relatives Amounts To Cruelty: Karnataka High Court Grants Divorce

Calling Husband Impotent Before Relatives Amounts To Cruelty: Karnataka High Court Grants Divorce

While granting divorce to a couple, Karnataka High Court noted that calling a husband impotent in front of relatives without substantiating the same would amount to mental cruelty. The two judge bench

Law Presumes A Man And A Woman Living Together For Long Years As Husband And Wife, Their Child Cannot Be Denied Property Rights: Supreme Court

Law Presumes A Man And A Woman Living Together For Long Years As Husband And Wife, Their Child Cannot Be Denied Property Rights: Supreme Court

In a significant observation, the Supreme Court bench reiterated that long cohabitation between a man and a woman raises a strong presumption in favour of their marriage and the son born out of their

“Arya Samaj Has No Business To Issue Marriage Certificate”: Supreme Court

“Arya Samaj Has No Business To Issue Marriage Certificate”: Supreme Court

While hearing a bail petition filed by a POCSO accused, the Supreme Court refused to accept a marriage certificate issued by Arya Samaj. The bench rejected the petitioner’s plea who is accused o

24-Year-Old Vadodara Woman All Set To Marry Herself: India’s First Sologamy Marriage

24-Year-Old Vadodara Woman All Set To Marry Herself: India’s First Sologamy Marriage

In an effort to set an example of self-love, 24-year-old Kshama Bindu is all set to marry herself. Yes, you read that right. A woman from Gujarat’s Vadodara will tie the marital knot with hersel

A Woman Has Right To Residence In Houses Of Her Mother As Well As Mother-In-Law: Supreme Court

A Woman Has Right To Residence In Houses Of Her Mother As Well As Mother-In-Law: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday noted that a woman has the right to the residence at the houses of her mother as well as her mother-in-law and the court will not allow anyone to throw her out just because

Hindu Widow Has Absolute Ownership Of Property Out Of Which She Is Being Maintained: Supreme Court

Hindu Widow Has Absolute Ownership Of Property Out Of Which She Is Being Maintained: Supreme Court

Supreme Court recently held that in lieu of the right to maintenance and by virtue of Section 14(1) of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, a widow is entitled to absolute ownership of the property out of

Father Responsible To Maintain Child Even If Mother Is Earning: Allahabad High Court

Father Responsible To Maintain Child Even If Mother Is Earning: Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court recently noted that a father is legally bound to maintain his child as per the status and lifestyle and it doesn’t matter that mother is working and earning. The High Court

Even If Parents Have Renounced Indian Citizenship, Child In Mother’s Womb Has The Right To Claim Citizenship: Madras High Court

Even If Parents Have Renounced Indian Citizenship, Child In Mother’s Womb Has The Right To Claim Citizenship: Madras High Court

In a significant observation, Madras High Court has noted that even though the parents have renounced their citizenship and have acquired the citizenship of some other country, their unborn child (in

Child Adopted After Retirement Cannot Be Denied Family Pension: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Child Adopted After Retirement Cannot Be Denied Family Pension: Punjab And Haryana High Court

Punjab and Haryana High Court recently held that an adoption after the retirement of the employee would not be a ground to deny the benefit of the family pension to the adopted child. The bench was he

Give Us A Grandchild Within A Year Or Pay ₹5 Crore Compensation: Parents Sue Son And Daughter In Law In Court

Give Us A Grandchild Within A Year Or Pay ₹5 Crore Compensation: Parents Sue Son And Daughter In Law In Court

In a bizarre case, a couple has sued their son and daughter-in-law in a court in Uttrakhand’s Haridwar. They are demanding either a grandchild or ₹5 crore compensation. The petitioners argued

We Have Other Work Too: Supreme Court Refused Urgent Listing For Plea Challenging Talaq-E-Hasan

We Have Other Work Too: Supreme Court Refused Urgent Listing For Plea Challenging Talaq-E-Hasan

Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant urgent listing for a plea against the divorce through Talaq-e-Hasan which is another form of extra-judicial divorce practice in Muslim personal laws. Talaq-e-H

Asking Husband’s Salary Slip in Maintenance Case Not A Violation Of Privacy: Madhya Pradesh High Court

Asking Husband’s Salary Slip in Maintenance Case Not A Violation Of Privacy: Madhya Pradesh High Court

The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that asking the husband to file his salary slip for effective adjudication of a maintenance proceeding cannot be said to be depriving him of

42 Year Old Man Having 6 Children Marries 3 Live-In Partners In Same Mandap, Marriage Legal Under Constitution

42 Year Old Man Having 6 Children Marries 3 Live-In Partners In Same Mandap, Marriage Legal Under Constitution

In a bizarre incident, a Tribal man tied the knot with his three girlfriends with whom he had been living in live-in-relationship for 15 years. He married all his three live-in-partners in the same Ma

Children Have Right To Love And Affection Of Both Parents And Grandparents: Bombay High Court

Children Have Right To Love And Affection Of Both Parents And Grandparents: Bombay High Court

While asking a woman to grant access of the children to her husband for four days, the Bombay High Court noted that children have the right to love and affection of both parents as well as grandparent

Maharashtra Man Aged 76 Shot Daughter-In-Law For Not Serving Breakfast With Tea

Maharashtra Man Aged 76 Shot Daughter-In-Law For Not Serving Breakfast With Tea

In a shocking incident, a man shot his daughter-in-law allegedly for not serving breakfast with tea. The incident was reported in Thane city of Maharashtra. 42-year-old victim who is a resident of Rab

Wife Cannot Be Denied Maintenance On The Grounds Of Cruelty And Occasional Acts Of Adultery: Delhi High Court

Wife Cannot Be Denied Maintenance On The Grounds Of Cruelty And Occasional Acts Of Adultery: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court noted that merely one or ‘occasional acts of adultery’ in isolation doesn’t amount to ‘living in adultery, and therefore, doesn’t disentitle a wife from

False And Baseless Allegations Sufficient To Constitute Matrimonial Cruelty: Punjab and Haryana High Court Allowed Husband’s Divorce Plea

False And Baseless Allegations Sufficient To Constitute Matrimonial Cruelty: Punjab and Haryana High Court Allowed Husband’s Divorce Plea

Punjab and Haryana High Court recently noted that the wife bent upon destroying the career and reputation of the husband by making false complaints to his seniors would amount to mental cruelty and th

60 Cases In 30 Years Of Marriage And 11 Years Of Separation, Shows Ingenuity Of Lawyers: Supreme Court

60 Cases In 30 Years Of Marriage And 11 Years Of Separation, Shows Ingenuity Of Lawyers: Supreme Court

While hearing a matrimonial dispute matter, the Supreme Court on Wednesday remarked that the ingenuity of the lawyers should be marked as there are 60 cases between a husband and wife. “The inge

Pune Family Court Directed Mother To Pay Rs 5000 Each Time Father Is Denied Access To Child

Pune Family Court Directed Mother To Pay Rs 5000 Each Time Father Is Denied Access To Child

In a matrimonial dispute matter, a Family Court in Pune has directed a woman to let the father meet their 11-year-old son or pay a ₹5,000 fine each time the father is denied access to the child. 

Bombay High Court Directs Woman To Pay Alimony To Ex-Husband After 7 Years Of Divorce

Bombay High Court Directs Woman To Pay Alimony To Ex-Husband After 7 Years Of Divorce

In one of the rare incidents, the Bombay High Court has directed a woman to pay alimony to her former husband. The bench has upheld two orders of a local court in Nanded in Maharashtra. The local cour

Unmarried Daughter Can Claim Marriage Expenses From Parents: Chhattisgarh High Court

Unmarried Daughter Can Claim Marriage Expenses From Parents: Chhattisgarh High Court

Chhattisgarh High Court recently held that an unmarried daughter can claim marriage expenses from parents under Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act. A Division bench comprising Justice Goutam Bhadur

A Man Is A Man; An Act Is An Act; Rape Is A Rape, Be It Performed By A Man The “Husband” On The Woman “Wife”: Karnataka High Court

A Man Is A Man; An Act Is An Act; Rape Is A Rape, Be It Performed By A Man The “Husband” On The Woman “Wife”: Karnataka High Court

In a significant judgment, Karnataka High Court has defied the marital rape exception and rejected a plea filed by a husband seeking directions to drop rape charges against him under Section 376 of th

Accusations Of Unchastity Or Extra Marital Affair Causes Grave Mental Assault, Tantamount To Cruelty: Delhi High Court Dismissed Wife’s Appeal

Accusations Of Unchastity Or Extra Marital Affair Causes Grave Mental Assault, Tantamount To Cruelty: Delhi High Court Dismissed Wife’s Appeal

Upholding the Family Court order, Delhi High Court noted that unfounded accusations of unchastity or extra-marital relationship cause a grave assault on character, reputation and health of a spouse wh

False Case Against Husband Causes Mental Cruelty, Therefore, A Ground For Divorce: Delhi High Court

False Case Against Husband Causes Mental Cruelty, Therefore, A Ground For Divorce: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court recently dissolved a marriage on the ground that the wife had filed a false criminal complaint against the husband and his family members. The court observed that it caused immense me

“She Has A Male Genital And An Imperforate Hymen”: Husband Filed Plea In Supreme Court Demanding Cheating Case Against Wife

“She Has A Male Genital And An Imperforate Hymen”: Husband Filed Plea In Supreme Court Demanding Cheating Case Against Wife

A husband has filed a petition in Supreme Court demanding that his wife should be criminally prosecuted for cheating as she has a penis. He adduced a medical report revealing that his wife has a male

Kerala High Court Allows 10 Year Old Rape Survivor To Terminate 30 Weeks Pregnancy

Kerala High Court Allows 10 Year Old Rape Survivor To Terminate 30 Weeks Pregnancy

Considering the risk of neonatal morbidities and potential mental impact, Kerala High Court has allowed a 10-year old girl survivor to medically terminate 30 weeks pregnancy. The girl was allegedly se

Daughter-In-Law Has Not An Indefeasible Right Of Residence Under DV Act, Can Be Evicted: Delhi High Court

Daughter-In-Law Has Not An Indefeasible Right Of Residence Under DV Act, Can Be Evicted: Delhi High Court

In a noteworthy judgment, Delhi High Court observed that a daughter-in-law has not an indefeasible right of residence under Section 19 of the Domestic Violence Act in a shared household and can be evi

Wife Leaving After Husband Brings A Concubine Home Wouldn’t Amount To Desertion: Chhattisgarh High Court

Wife Leaving After Husband Brings A Concubine Home Wouldn’t Amount To Desertion: Chhattisgarh High Court

Chhattisgarh High Court recently held that if a man brings a concubine during his marriage to another woman to home and the wife leaves the home consequently, it would not amount to desertion. A divis

Parties’ Consent Not Necessary To Dissolve Marriage Under Ground of Irretrievable Breakdown: Supreme Court

Parties’ Consent Not Necessary To Dissolve Marriage Under Ground of Irretrievable Breakdown: Supreme Court

While dissolving a marriage, the Supreme Court noted that consent of the parties is not necessary to order the dissolution of marriage on the ground of irretrievable breakdown under Article 142 of the

Property Given As Dowry Will Also Become Part Of Partition Suit When Filed By Daughter: Karnataka High Court

Property Given As Dowry Will Also Become Part Of Partition Suit When Filed By Daughter: Karnataka High Court

In a significant verdict, Karnataka High Court held that the properties which had been given as dowry or otherwise at the time of marriage of the daughter, would be amenable for partition and the same

Marriage Certificate Not Mandatory To Adopt A Child: Allahabad High Court

Marriage Certificate Not Mandatory To Adopt A Child: Allahabad High Court

In some significant observations, Allahabad High Court has noted that a marriage certificate is not a sina quo non to adopt a child under Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956. The bench also obser

Wife Making Secret Phone Calls To Another Man During Night Despite Husband’s Warnings Amounts To Matrimonial Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Wife Making Secret Phone Calls To Another Man During Night Despite Husband’s Warnings Amounts To Matrimonial Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court recently held that the wife making discreet phone calls to another man and that too during the odd hours of the night despite repeated warnings by the husband amounts to mental cruel

Govt Employee’s Second Wife Not Entitled To Pension Benefits: Bombay High Court

Govt Employee’s Second Wife Not Entitled To Pension Benefits: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court recently held that the second wife of a government employee is not entitled to pension benefits when the first marriage is not legally dissolved. The division bench of Justices SJ Ka

One Spouse Withholding Consent To Mutual Divorce Despite Knowing The Fact That Marriage Failed Amounts To Cruelty: Kerala High Court

One Spouse Withholding Consent To Mutual Divorce Despite Knowing The Fact That Marriage Failed Amounts To Cruelty: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court has observed that if one of the spouses withhold the consent for a mutual divorce despite being convinced that the marriage has failed due to incompatibility, it is nothing but cruel

Married Daughter Who Become Widowed After Death Of Pensioner Not Entitled To Family Pension: Calcutta High Court

Married Daughter Who Become Widowed After Death Of Pensioner Not Entitled To Family Pension: Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court on Monday observed that family pension benefits cannot be extended to a widowed daughter who was married at the time of death of her father/mother. The bench noted that a daughter

Can Parents Claim An Unmarried Son’s Semen Sample After His Death?: Delhi High Court To Examine

Can Parents Claim An Unmarried Son’s Semen Sample After His Death?: Delhi High Court To Examine

Delhi High Court has been examining legal rights over the frozen semen sample of an unmarried man after his death. The bench was hearing a plea by a couple seeking directions to a hospital to release

Husband Can Be Jailed For Extramarital Affair Under IPC Section 498A: Madras High Court

Husband Can Be Jailed For Extramarital Affair Under IPC Section 498A: Madras High Court

In a significant judgment, Madras High Court noted that extramarital affairs can cause grave mental trauma and also mental health issues leading to serious consequences in a marriage, which in turn, w

“Marriages Are Not Made In Heaven, They Are Made In Hell”: Bombay High Court

“Marriages Are Not Made In Heaven, They Are Made In Hell”: Bombay High Court

In vexation over the continuous quarrels and complaints between a husband and wife, Bombay High Court was prompted to remark that marriages are not made in heaven, but they are made in hell. The court

Kerala High Court Allowed Bail To Disabled Woman Who Allegedly Drowned Her 6th Child Out of Shame

Kerala High Court Allowed Bail To Disabled Woman Who Allegedly Drowned Her 6th Child Out of Shame

Kerala High Court on Thursday allowed bail to a woman accused of drowning her newborn child by dropping into a bucket of water which resulted in the infant’s death. It has been alleged that the

Hindu Daughters Entitled To Self Acquired And Inherited Properties After Father’s Intestate Death: Supreme Court

Hindu Daughters Entitled To Self Acquired And Inherited Properties After Father’s Intestate Death: Supreme Court

Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the daughter of a Hindu father is entitled to inherit his self-acquired property or that obtained through family inheritance when the man died without a will. The

Marriage Not Sufficient Ground To Deny Wife Her Right To Prosecute Husband For Rape: Amicus Curiae Told Delhi High Court

Marriage Not Sufficient Ground To Deny Wife Her Right To Prosecute Husband For Rape: Amicus Curiae Told Delhi High Court

While hearing the clutch of petitions seeking criminalization of marital rape, Delhi High Court was informed by the amicus curiae that the status of marriage between two parties cannot be sufficient r

An Act Of Rape Punishable But Married Parties Has A Right To Expect Sexual Relations: Delhi High Court

An Act Of Rape Punishable But Married Parties Has A Right To Expect Sexual Relations: Delhi High Court

In a significant observation, Delhi High Court noted that there is a qualitative difference between a married and unmarried couple, since after marriage, the married parties have expectation or to an

Husband “Impersonating As A Pauper” To Defeat Legitimate Maintenance Claim, Is A “Man Of Means” Having Virat Kohli As Company’s Brand Ambassador: Delhi Court

Husband “Impersonating As A Pauper” To Defeat Legitimate Maintenance Claim, Is A “Man Of Means” Having Virat Kohli As Company’s Brand Ambassador: Delhi Court

A Delhi Court has rejected a plea filed by a man claiming that he is not capable of paying the interim maintenance since he was without any income. The court noted that the petitioner husband is a 

Chhattisgarh High Court Granted Divorce After Wife Made Husband Wait 10 Years For “Shubh Muhurat”

Chhattisgarh High Court Granted Divorce After Wife Made Husband Wait 10 Years For “Shubh Muhurat”

Chhattisgarh High Court has granted a divorce decree to a man whose wife took 10 years to join him in the matrimonial home waiting for a shubh muhurat (auspicious time). The High Court bench held that

Sushmita Dev, Only Woman In 31-Member Panel To Review Bill Raising Legal Age of Marriage For Women

Sushmita Dev, Only Woman In 31-Member Panel To Review Bill Raising Legal Age of Marriage For Women

Everyone’s eye is on the decision to raise the legal age of marriage for women. Ironically, the 31-membered parliamentary standing committee constituted to examine the bill introduced to raise t

Cannot Use Private Medical Records To Prove Spouse’s Adulterous Relationship: Karnataka High Court

Cannot Use Private Medical Records To Prove Spouse’s Adulterous Relationship: Karnataka High Court

The Dharwad bench of Karnataka High Court recently noted that an illicit relationship of a spouse cannot be proved by securing his/her private medical records. The court set aside a family court order

Wife Cannot Be Forced To Cohabit With Husband Even By Court Order: Gujarat High Court

Wife Cannot Be Forced To Cohabit With Husband Even By Court Order: Gujarat High Court

Setting aside a Family Court’s order, Gujarat High Court noted that a woman cannot be forced to cohabit or establish conjugal rights with her husband even after the court directions. The High Co

“Failure To Disclose Mental Illness Before Marriage Amounts To Fraud”: Delhi High Court Annulled Marriage After 16 Years

“Failure To Disclose Mental Illness Before Marriage Amounts To Fraud”: Delhi High Court Annulled Marriage After 16 Years

Delhi High Court recently noted that the failure on the part of the woman to disclose her mental disorder before her marriage constituted a fraud perpetrated upon the man. The court has annulled a 16-

17-Year-Old Muslim Girl Is At Liberty To Marry Person Of Her Choice: Punjab and Haryana High Court Allowed Protection To Inter-Faith Couple

17-Year-Old Muslim Girl Is At Liberty To Marry Person Of Her Choice: Punjab and Haryana High Court Allowed Protection To Inter-Faith Couple

Punjab and Haryana High Court recently held that A Muslim girl is free to marry anyone of her choice once she attains puberty. The court allowed police protection to a 17-year-old Muslim girl who marr

Israel Divorce Law Prohibited Australian Man’s Exit For 8000 Years

Israel Divorce Law Prohibited Australian Man’s Exit For 8000 Years

In a bizarre incident related to a bizarre court order, an Australian citizen has been barred from leaving the country for almost the next 8,000 years. He has been trapped in Israel since 2013. “

Unequal Treatment Of Muslim Wives A Good Ground For Divorce: Kerala High Court

Unequal Treatment Of Muslim Wives A Good Ground For Divorce: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court recently noted that a Muslim man refusing to perform the marital obligations with the first wife after performing the second marriage is a good ground for divorce. The Quran insists

Domestic Violence Act Enacted To Protect Women, Not Harass Men: J&K Court Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Fine On Wife

Domestic Violence Act Enacted To Protect Women, Not Harass Men: J&K Court Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Fine On Wife

A local court of Jammu and Kashmir noted that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act) was enacted to protect the women from violence and not to harass the other husband or ag

Few Days Of Living Together Not Enough For Live-In-Relationship Claim: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Few Days Of Living Together Not Enough For Live-In-Relationship Claim: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Considering a protection plea invalid, Punjab and Haryana High Court recently noted that merely because two adults are living together for a few days, their claim of live-in-relationship based upon ba

Govt To Raise Legal Marriage Age For Women From 18 to 21, Cabinet Clears Bill

Govt To Raise Legal Marriage Age For Women From 18 to 21, Cabinet Clears Bill

The Union Cabinet has passed the bill aimed at raising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 making it equal to that of men. As the government has got a nod from the Cabinet, the next step

Weddings Presents Given By Parents For Daughter’s Welfare Will Not Count As Dowry: Kerala High Court

Weddings Presents Given By Parents For Daughter’s Welfare Will Not Count As Dowry: Kerala High Court

In a significant verdict, Kerala High Court has held that presents given to the bride at the time of her marriage for her welfare will not count as dowry under the ambit of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Recording Wife’s Calls Without Her Knowledge A Violation Of Her Right To Privacy: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Recording Wife’s Calls Without Her Knowledge A Violation Of Her Right To Privacy: Punjab and Haryana High Court

While hearing a matrimonial dispute matter, Punjab and Haryana High Court recently noted that recording of the telephonic conversation of the wife by her husband without her knowledge amounts to infri

Family Court Obligated To Make Every Possible Effort To Save Marriage Under Sec 9 Of Family Courts Act: Allahabad High Court

Family Court Obligated To Make Every Possible Effort To Save Marriage Under Sec 9 Of Family Courts Act: Allahabad High Court

While hearing a matrimonial dispute, Allahabad High Court noted that a Family Court has to take every possible step to save the marriage as mandated under Section 9 of the Family Courts Act 1984. Just

“Become An IAS Officer, Otherwise This Marriage Won’t Work”: Husband Files For Divorce Over Bizarre Condition On Honeymoon

“Become An IAS Officer, Otherwise This Marriage Won’t Work”: Husband Files For Divorce Over Bizarre Condition On Honeymoon

In one of the strangest cases of marital disputes, a husband put forward an outrageous condition before his new bride on the honeymoon night. That condition turned marital bliss into trauma. The incid

Either Permit Me To Live In Estranged Husband’s Posh Bungalow Or Pay ₹ 35.37 Lakh Monthly Rent: Supreme Court Rejects Wife’s Plea

Either Permit Me To Live In Estranged Husband’s Posh Bungalow Or Pay ₹ 35.37 Lakh Monthly Rent: Supreme Court Rejects Wife’s Plea

Terming the approach to be unreasonable, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the plea of socialite Poonam Bhagat Shroff who is engaged in a bitter matrimonial dispute, to allow her to live in the pos

Same Sex Marriage Registration Should Either Be Done Under “Religion Neutral Law” Or “Secular Law”: Plea In Delhi High Court

Same Sex Marriage Registration Should Either Be Done Under “Religion Neutral Law” Or “Secular Law”: Plea In Delhi High Court

Sewa Nyay Utthan Foundation members have filed an intervention application before Delhi High Court against registration of same sex marriages under Hindu Marriage Act. The plea will be heard on Februa

Real Life Gopi Bahu In Bengaluru: Techie Seeks Divorce After Wife Washed Laptop And Phone With Detergent

Real Life Gopi Bahu In Bengaluru: Techie Seeks Divorce After Wife Washed Laptop And Phone With Detergent

Many of us might not have watched the Hindi daily soap Saath Nibhaana Saathiya but we surely are aware of some hit scenes which were shared as memes on different social media channels. One of them is

“Minor Inconsistency In Wife’s Statement During Cross-Examination Doesn’t Make Her An Unreliable Witness”: Delhi High Court

“Minor Inconsistency In Wife’s Statement During Cross-Examination Doesn’t Make Her An Unreliable Witness”: Delhi High Court

While upholding the Family Court order, Delhi High Court noted that minor consistency in the wife’s statement during cross-examination in divorce proceedings doesn’t make her an unreliable

Delhi High Court Sentenced Man To 3 Months In Prison For Concealing Income To Avoid Paying Maintenance

Delhi High Court Sentenced Man To 3 Months In Prison For Concealing Income To Avoid Paying Maintenance

Delhi High Court has sentenced a man to three months in prison for acting ‘over smart’ with the court by concealing his true income with an intent to evade compliance of a Family Court’s

“Parents’ Competing Rights Subservient To Interest Of Child”: Delhi High Court Stays Visitation Rights Of Putative Father

“Parents’ Competing Rights Subservient To Interest Of Child”: Delhi High Court Stays Visitation Rights Of Putative Father

Delhi High Court has stayed a Family Court’s order granting visitation rights to a putative father while noting that competing rights of parents are subservient to the interest of the child. The

“Physical Relationship With A Minor Wife Is Rape”: Madhya Pradesh High Court Read Down Exception 2 To Section 375

“Physical Relationship With A Minor Wife Is Rape”: Madhya Pradesh High Court Read Down Exception 2 To Section 375

In a significant order, Madhya Pradesh High Court has denied bail to a husband who was accused of raping his minor wife under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The court had read do

“Six Months Time Not Valid When Couple Seeks Divorce With Mutual Consent”: Rajasthan High Court

“Six Months Time Not Valid When Couple Seeks Divorce With Mutual Consent”: Rajasthan High Court

In a significant decision, Rajasthan High Court noted that ‘if a husband and wife seek divorce with mutual consent, six month separation period will not be valid’. The High Court bench was

‘We The Women’ Moves Supreme Court Seeking Closure Of Massive Gaps in Infrastructure Under DV Act

‘We The Women’ Moves Supreme Court Seeking Closure Of Massive Gaps in Infrastructure Under DV Act

An NGO ‘We The Women Of India’ has moved the Supreme Court with a demand to create better infrastructure under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. It has sought to close th

“Both Parents Are Equally Responsible For Child’s Education”: Bombay High Court

“Both Parents Are Equally Responsible For Child’s Education”: Bombay High Court

Bombay High court noted that both parents should be equally responsible for taking care of their children’s education expenses. The observations were made while the court was hearing a plea of an 18

“Muslim marriage is a contract and not sacrament unlike a Hindu marriage”: Karnataka High Court

“Muslim marriage is a contract and not sacrament unlike a Hindu marriage”: Karnataka High Court

Coming to the rescue of a Muslim woman, Karnataka High Court dismissed the husband’s petition to quash family court order under which he was directed to pay maintenance. The wife was fighting th

“Mental Harassment Never Visible To Naked Eye, Need To Be Established By Facts And Circumstances”: Mumbai Court

“Mental Harassment Never Visible To Naked Eye, Need To Be Established By Facts And Circumstances”: Mumbai Court

Mumbai Session Court upheld the Vikhroli Magistrate Court’s order while directing a 35-year old man to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation for causing physical and mental harassment to the wife. “M

“Father’s Responsibilities Wouldn’t End With Son Attaining Majority”: Delhi High Court

“Father’s Responsibilities Wouldn’t End With Son Attaining Majority”: Delhi High Court

In a significant observation, Delhi High Court stated that a father cannot be absolved of responsibilities to meet the education expenses of his son merely because he has attained the age of majority.

Child Marriage Valid If Minor Doesn’t Declare It Void At 18: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Child Marriage Valid If Minor Doesn’t Declare It Void At 18: Punjab and Haryana High Court

While granting divorce to a couple, Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that if a minor was married off before attaining the age of 18, then separation can be sought from the husband only through a di

“Living Together Is Not A Compulsory Exercise”: SC Dissolved Marriage Under Article 142

“Living Together Is Not A Compulsory Exercise”: SC Dissolved Marriage Under Article 142

Supreme Court on Monday dissolved a two decade long marriage which was never consummated. It was found that the couple never lived together even for a day and also noted that there was a crash landing

No Government Job, No Increments For Violators: Two Child Policy In UP

No Government Job, No Increments For Violators: Two Child Policy In UP

On Friday, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission released the first draft of the population control bill on its official website and has sought suggestions from the public till July 19, 2021. The dra

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.

“I Don’t Know from Where So Many People Came to My wedding”; Groom Booked for Violating Covid Protocol

“I Don’t Know from Where So Many People Came to My wedding”; Groom Booked for Violating Covid Protocol

Punjab police booked a groom and his father in Jalandhar for violating the Covid-19 protocol. The wedding was taking place in a temple in Jalandhar and over 100 people were found at the venue. Jalandh

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

“If a Woman Feels She is Nothing without the Support of the Man That is the Failure of the System”: Kerala HC

“If a Woman Feels She is Nothing without the Support of the Man That is the Failure of the System”: Kerala HC

Troubled over the plight of a single mother, Kerala High Court noted that if a woman feels she is nothing without the support of a man, then that is the failure of the system. The court also opined th

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

Grandmother Cannot Replace Biological Parents: Bombay High Court

Grandmother Cannot Replace Biological Parents: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court on Wednesday observed that we understand the bond between grandmother and grandchild is special, but it cannot replace the natural bond between biological parents and the child. The

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

A Girl is Not Cattle or a Non-Living Thing, But a Living Independent Soul Having Rights: Himachal Pradesh HC

A Girl is Not Cattle or a Non-Living Thing, But a Living Independent Soul Having Rights: Himachal Pradesh HC

Observing that opposing an adult’s right to choose the spouse of their choice over the caste differences is a violation of fundamental rights, Himachal Pradesh High Court stated a girl is neithe

“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

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

Minor Girl Cannot be Allowed to Live with Husband till She Turns 18: Allahabad High Court

Minor Girl Cannot be Allowed to Live with Husband till She Turns 18: Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court disallowed a minor girl from staying with her husband even if she had married him with her own will. The 16-year old girl can decide whether she wants to continue that marriage or

Uniform Marriage Age for Men and Women – Supreme Court Issues Notice in Plea to Transfer Cases from High Courts to Itself

Uniform Marriage Age for Men and Women – Supreme Court Issues Notice in Plea to Transfer Cases from High Courts to Itself

The top court has today issued a notice on a petition that sought for transfer of cases praying for uniform marriage age for men and women, from High Courts to itself. The bench headed by the Chief Ju

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

Father Has No Right over Deceased Son’s Frozen Sperm: Calcutta High Court

Father Has No Right over Deceased Son’s Frozen Sperm: Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court refused to entertain a plea filed by the father of a deceased man seeking the right to collect his son’s frozen sperm. The court maintained that the only other person, apart

Mandatory Publication of Notice of Intended Marriage Under Special Marriage Act Violates Right to Privacy – Allahabad HC

Mandatory Publication of Notice of Intended Marriage Under Special Marriage Act Violates Right to Privacy – Allahabad HC

Recently, the Allahabad High Court has held that the requirement of publication of notice for intended marriage under Section 6 and inviting/entertaining objections under Section 7 of the Special Marr

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

“Talking Sarcastically and Taunting by In-Laws Is A Part of Married Life” – Mumbai Court

“Talking Sarcastically and Taunting by In-Laws Is A Part of Married Life” – Mumbai Court

A Mumbai Court has recently granted anticipatory bail to the in-laws accused of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code while citing that talking sarcastically and taunting daughter-in-law

Over 100 Former IAS Officers Demands Withdrawal of “Government’s Illegal and Atrocious” Love Jihad Ordinance

Over 100 Former IAS Officers Demands Withdrawal of “Government’s Illegal and Atrocious” Love Jihad Ordinance

More than 100 former bureaucrats have written a letter to the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw the “illegal and atrocious” anti-conversion law, a law supposedly aim

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

Bride Called Off Wedding When Dragged to Dance Floor by Groom’s Friends; Paid 6.5 Lakh as Settlement

Bride Called Off Wedding When Dragged to Dance Floor by Groom’s Friends; Paid 6.5 Lakh as Settlement

Amid this ongoing pandemic situation, we came across many bizarre incidents and here is another one. In a wedding ceremony in Uttar Pradesh, bride refuses to marry after being dragged by few of groom&

“Every Child Has The Right to Be in Company of Both Parents,” Allahabad High Court

“Every Child Has The Right to Be in Company of Both Parents,” Allahabad High Court

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court held that every child has a right to be in the care and company of both parents who together are his world, and in cases of estranged couples, if one parent is giv

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

“Adult Boys and Girls Can Live with Partner of Their Choice”; Allahabad High Court Ruled

“Adult Boys and Girls Can Live with Partner of Their Choice”; Allahabad High Court Ruled

In a landmark judgment, Allahabad High Court has ruled that adult girls and boys are free to live with the partner of their choice. The court also stated that no one has the right to interfere in thei

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

“Natural Attachment to Her Child Cannot be Undermined”: Biological Mother Wins the Child Custody

“Natural Attachment to Her Child Cannot be Undermined”: Biological Mother Wins the Child Custody

Assessing the sentiments of both adoptive mother and biological mother, Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that the natural attachment of a biological mother who has nurtured the child for nine mo

“Right of Unmarried Hindu Daughter to Claim Maintenance from Father is Absolute”; Supreme Court

“Right of Unmarried Hindu Daughter to Claim Maintenance from Father is Absolute”; Supreme Court

Supreme Court bench on Tuesday, held that under the proposition of law, an unmarried Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father until she is married, provided she pleads and proves that she

Hindu Widows are Entitled to Shares in All Properties Owned by Their Late Husbands – Bangladesh High Court

Hindu Widows are Entitled to Shares in All Properties Owned by Their Late Husbands – Bangladesh High Court

In a historic judgment, Bangladesh High Court has ruled in the favour of all Hindu widows by entitling them to the shares in all properties including agricultural and non-agricultural lands of their l

Only First Wife is Entitled to Lay Claim on His Money-Bombay High Court

Only First Wife is Entitled to Lay Claim on His Money-Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court in a compensation money claim case of the deceased Maharashtra police inspector, stated observed that as per law, if a man has two wives and are claiming his money, only the first wi

“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

Daughters Are Entitled to Equal Property Rights Under Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act – Supreme Court

Daughters Are Entitled to Equal Property Rights Under Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act – Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, Supreme Court ruled in the favour of daughters entitling them of equal property rights in Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) property as that of a son. A three-judge bench

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

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

Caste System Makes It Difficult for Young People to Decide Their Own Life Partners – Gujarat HC

Caste System Makes It Difficult for Young People to Decide Their Own Life Partners – Gujarat HC

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted relief to a couple who had been separated by the wife’s family on account of caste-based differences, although they were provided police protection af

No need to attach photos as a proof of marriage to get police protection – Punjab & Haryana High Court

No need to attach photos as a proof of marriage to get police protection – Punjab & Haryana High Court

In a recent judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court held that there is no need to attach photographs of the runaway couple as proof of marriage. The court further added that the High Court is not

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

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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