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Topics related to Family Law

  • Broadly divided into
    • Comparative Family Institutions
    • Testamentary and Intestate Succession
  • Comparative Family Institutions deals with
    • Concept of Family
    • Marriage And Kinship
      • Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements
      • Requirements for Marriage
      • Annulment
      • Common Law Marriage
      • The Marriage Relationship
      • Effects of Tort and Criminal Law on Domestic Relations
    • Applicability & Sources of Law
    • Essential conditions for marriage
    • State intervention
    • Matrimonial Remedies
    • Grounds for Dissolution of a Marriage
    • Legal Separation
    • Divorce
    • Temporary Orders
    • Maintenance
      • Alimony / Spousal Support
    • Child and the family
      • Custody
      • Joint Custody
      • Enforcement of Custody Orders
    • Customary practices and the law
    • Family court
  • Testamentary and Intestate Succession deals with
    • Concept of property
    • Inheritance
    • Devolution of interest
    • Succession to property
    • Disqualifications
    • Muslim Law of Inheritance
    • Succession and laws
  • Non-marital relationships and Reproductive Law
    • Paternity
    • Adoption
    • Fertility and Surrogacy

Acts related to Family Law

UK Acts related to Succession

  • Administration of Estates Act, 1925
  • Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act, 2011
  • Law Reform (Succession) Act, 1995
  • Succession (Scotland) Act, 1973
  • Succession (Scotland) Act, 1964

Malaysian Acts

Rules related to Family Law

Family Law in India

Hindu Law

The Hindu Law is one of the most ancient law known to mankind in the world. This section deals with various Acts and Rules related to the Hindu Law including the two famous Acts - the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

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Muslim Law

The Muslim Law is a personal law that is applied in courts in regard to family matters when the parties are Muslims.

Family Law of United States

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Family Law of Ethiopia

Family Law of various countries

Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Law

  • Noor Mohd vs Mohd Jiauddin, 1991 MPLJ 503: Refusal of bridegroom and his father to take the bride to their home after a marriage in full gaze of guests is a tort of defamation and damages could be awarded for loss of reputation.
  • Surjit Lal vs Comm. of IT., 1946 HLR at 150 (SC): The basic concept of joint family in regard to who can be its member is just the same in both the schools of Mitakshara and Dayabhaga. The property of joint family may consist of ancestral property, joint acquisition and self-acquisitions put into the common stock.
  • CWT vs Bishwananth, 1976 HLR 397 (SC): There is no unity of ownership in Bengal joint family, although there may be something like a unity of possession.
  • CIT vs Sandhya Rani, AIR 2001 SC 1155: A female alone, in the absence of a male member, cannot form a Hindu joint family by agreement.
  • CWT vs R Sridharan (1976) ITR 436: Various codified Hindu Acts apply not only to Hindus by birth but also to a large number of other persons.
  • Yagnapurushdasji vs Muldas, AIR 1966 SC 1128: Hindu religion can be broadly be described as a way of line and nothing more.
  • Viswanatha vs Doraiswami, AIR 1926 Mad 289: Laws relating to family relations, succession and inheritance laid down by Manu and commentators were never accepted as binding on all the people.

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