Category Archives: Family Law

Part sale consideration or stamp duty can’t be sole criteria to hold transaction as benami: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that the payment of part sale consideration or stamp duty by another person cannot be the sole criteria to hold the sale transaction as benami. After a review of plethora of case law, … Continue reading

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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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Child born out of irregular marriage is entitled to claim share in father’s property: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the marriage of a Hindu female with a Muslim male is not a regular or valid marriage, but merely an irregular marriage and any child born out of such marriage is entitled … Continue reading

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Elders have right to live with dignity; Court to monitor progress: SC

In an important decision relating to the recognition and enforcement of the fundamental rights of the elderly in the country, the Supreme Court of India has agreed to ‘continuously monitor’ the progress in the implementation of the constitutional mandate to … Continue reading

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Lower House passes The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

Indian Lower House today passed “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill – 2019”. The Bill has been formulated recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology, for establishing identity of missing … Continue reading

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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Foreign decree in matrimonial cases to be in accordance with law governing the parties: BHC

The Bombay High Court ruled that the decree of a foreign court in respect of matrimonial proceedings will be conclusive in India only when it is passed by a Court of competent jurisdiction and is in accordance with the law … Continue reading

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