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“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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