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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...