Advice on Family Law

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...

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Irretrievable breakdown of marriage in the Hindu Marriage Act

The Hindu Marriage Act does not recognise the concept of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This concept does not allow the parties to prove guilt for divorce, therefore, it gives easy and respectable exit from the matrimonial bonding. In the modern development of social and economic conditions, marriage is no longer an institution. The marriage became a contract between the parties. Some provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act also made the marriage a civil contract between the parties.

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Unrealistic response by wife for RCR notice

I have sent an RCR notice to my wife. She has answered that they will arrange for sitting after two months. Until then she will not come to my house. It seems, even though both of us are staying in Bangalore and my kid will be there at her parent’s house in Hyderabad....

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Wife is threatening to take my flat

I am the owner of a flat purchased it before the marriage. My father is the co-owner in that property, and he also paid some amount in the purchase of the flat. The instalments of the EMI is about to complete. My father has relinquished his share in the property by...

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Husband has left me and making demand of dowry

I am living separately because my husband has left me. One year has gone, but my husband doesn’t want to give alimony or bear my expenses. He is using my ATM also for his purpose as well as demanding dowry from me. What could I do? First of all, you should block your...

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Maintenance of aged parents or senior citizen

I am a widow as well a senior citizen of India. I want to know about the maintenance rights of my son. What is my maintenance rights as per the Indian law?  India is the home of more than 81 million senior citizens. It is expected that by 2026, the number of senior...

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Enhancement of maintenance already fixed by the court

Whether the enhancement of alimony is possible? I married in the year 2003. My husband was rude and careless towards me. Therefore, I finally decided to leave the matrimonial home. Now, I have been residing with my parents. I started working as a school teacher....

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Alternate accommodation under the domestic violence act

My wife wants alternate accommodation because she does not like to live with me. She filed a complaint under section 12 of the domestic violence act and claimed residence order along with protection order. She has lived in my house only for two years, during her stay...

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