It must be stated forthright that the demand of money for any purpose from the wife can be termed as demand for dowry. The husband would be liable in such cases for demanding dowry even though it may not seem like dowry! This is what the Supreme Cour..
Emphasing the fact that Section 498-A is a cognizable and non-bailable offence which has lent it a dubious place of pride amongst the provisions that are used as weapons rather than shield by disgruntled wives the Supreme Court bench com..
The bench comprising of Justice Shri P.N. Deshmukh and Justice Smt. V.K. Tahilramani set aside a Family Court judgment dissolving the marriage between the parties, by a decree of divorce. The Court ruled that non-consummation of marriage during the h..
The Bench comprising of CJI, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh granted the Muslim petitioner, Shabnam Hashmi, right to adopt child through the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act route, despite the Mu..
Facts : The marriage of the A and B was solemnized and from the wedlock, two sons were born. A and B have been living separately and have been involved in various litigations, including a petition for divorce. The appellant ( father ), who is an ..
Claim of maintenance by wife, denied any relation by husband on the ground of his earlier marriage, though 25 years passed in this relation and 3 children also born out of this relationship. his is a valid marriage and HC would not have disturbed the..
Merely coming to court for restitution of conjugal rights is not sufficient rather a definite proof of marriage is must...
Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, s. 7 – Adoption by husband -This is clear from Section 7 of the Act. Proviso thereof makes it clear that a male Hindu cannot adopt except with the consent of the wife, unless the wife has completely and fina..
Indian Succession Act, 1925 - Sections 4, 6, 7, 8(2) and 278; Banking Regulation Act, 1949 - Sections 45ZA; Banking Companies (Nomination) Rules, 1985 - Rule 2(1)-The money lying deposited in the account of the original depositor should be distribute..
Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, s. 7 - Adoption by husband -This is clear from Section 7 of the Act. Proviso thereof makes it clear that a male Hindu cannot adopt except with the consent of the wife, unless the wife has completely and fina..
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, S. 12 - Proceedings under Act are of quasi civil nature and Court has power to allow amendment of application and written statement. ..
The Madras High court full bench have held certain Government orders as invalid as they do not have the force of law...
The appellant-husband and the respondent-wife got married according to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 [hereinafter referred to as `the Act'] in 1994, and are blessed with a daughter a year thereafter. Some time in the year 2000, due to differences in t..
The plaintiffs (first wife and her two children) had filed a suit for partition and separate possession against the defendants for their 1/4th share each with respect to ancestral property which had been given to the first defendant by way of grant. ..
This appeal, by special leave, is directed against the judgment dated January 7, 2004 passed by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana whereby the second appeal preferred by present respondents 1(i) to (vi) was allowed and the judgment and decree dated..
The facts giving rise to the filing of a suit for partition and separate possession by the plaintiff-respondent no.1 in this appeal have been set out in the judgment under appeal hence do not bear repetition. All that need be stated is that responden..
The appellant herein was the defendant in the suit filed by the respondent seeking for a decree for possession and future mesne profits with interest at the rate of 6% per annum and for payment of Rs.4,500/- with interest at the rate of 6% per annum ..
One Sarju Singh Kushwaha had two sons, Ram Saran (elder son) and Virendra Kumar Singh Kushwaha (younger son and the first respondent). The appellant, Chanmuniya, was married to Ram Saran and had 2 daughters-Asha, the first one, was born in 1988 and U..