Domestic Violence

Alternate accommodation under the domestic violence act

The husband shall provide an alternate accommodation to his wife who is facing domestic violence in her matrimonial home. The wife has a right to reside in a house where she lived, at any point of time, with her husband and in-laws in a domestic relationship. Alternate accommodation is an exceptional remedy under Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.

Protection order under the domestic violence act

Protect the aggrieved person from any possible act of domestic violence is the prime object of the Protection of Woman from Domestic Violence Act 2005. Section 18 of the DV Act provides such a power to the Magistrate to impose some restrictions upon the respondent to refrain himself from committing any act of domestic violence.

Wife can seek residence order only in shared household

My husband contracted a second marriage, and that woman has been living with us. The second wife of my husband demanded huge money as maintenance under section 125 of the code of criminal procedure. She is a very much materialistic woman and also dominating my husband. Along with that maintenance...

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...

Relief in domestic violence case

My wife has filed a false case under the domestic violence act. She made me all family members as accused. However, no specific allegation was made against my family members, but she made a specific accusation against me. She asserted that I had abandoned her after causing much physical torture....

Domestic violence by husband

Domestic violence committed by the husband in the shared household. Sir my husband is a sepoy in up police and he is having sexual relation with his bhabhi. I got married to him on 14 Feb 2014 as per Hindu rites Rivas and his family asked for 10 lakh Rs my father gave to him before marriage when I...