Family Law Judgements

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Seeking Financial Assistance Can Also Constitute Demand For Dowry: SC

 04 January 2020

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

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SC: Guidelines in 498A cases

 03 July 2014

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

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Non-consummation of marriage during the honeymoon period does not amount to cruelty.

 10 March 2014

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

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SC grants right to adoption to Muslims

 20 February 2014

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

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Custody of children in a matrimonial dispute :

 09 May 2012

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

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It is not open for the HC under its revisional jurisdiction to set aside the finding of the Trial Court

 20 September 2011

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

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Proof of Marriage is must while claiming Restitution

 13 September 2011

Merely coming to court for restitution of conjugal rights is not sufficient rather a definite proof of marriage is must.

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Male Hindu cannot adopt without the consent of wife – SC

 13 September 2011

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

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The Right of successors prevails over Nominee & Joint Account Holder

 10 September 2011

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

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A Male Hindu cannot adopt without Consent of His Wife

 10 September 2011

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

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