Domestic Violence

Residence order under domestic violence act

Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 provides residence order. The Magistrate can pass such an order if the respondent is trying to throw out the applicant (aggrieved person) from the shared household. Right to shelter is a fundamental right and this section enforces this right to a woman who has no title, ownership or interesting the shared household.

Monetary relief under DV Act

I’m a victim of domestic violence. My husband and in-laws have been committing cruelty even on petty issues. I left my matrimonial home and living with my parents. Can I get monetary relief under the domestic violence act? A wife is entitled to maintenance upon proof that the husband has neglected...