Family Law Advice

Married Hindu can marry a Muslim girl without divorce

Bigamy is banned by Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act. This section mandates that the marriage of a Hindu is void if he has a spouse living at the time of the marriage. If a married Hindu contracts Nikah with a Muslim girl with or without conversion, the Nikah will be void and he shall be prosecuted under Section 494 IPC for the offence of bigamy.

A maintenance order without hearing the husband is void

The court cannot pass a maintenance order under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (crpc) without hearing or giving the opportunity of hearing to the husband. If the court did so, it has breached the principle of natural justice. The husband should file an application under section 126 crpc for setting aside that order. There is a period of limitation for filing of such an application u/s 126 crpc

My sister in law hates my love affair

Personal view or observation of a person does not constitute domestic violence. The proceeding under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act cannot be initiated against the sister in law who is protesting the marriage of her sister in law with her brother. Such a protest does not amount to mental abuse defined under the DV Act.

Divorce on abnormal behaviour of my wife

My wife’s abnormal behavior causes much trauma. I want divorce on the basis of abnormal behavior of my wife. Sometimes being good and sometimes threatening me by saying she will suicide.  She had suicide attempts twice. And discharged from hospital. Only message conversation proof is there. No...