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Succession in Hindu Law: Analysis of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956

February 28, 2012

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Succession in Hindu Law: Analysis of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956

Introduction to Hindu law of Succession ‘Succession’[1] implies the act of succeeding or following, as of events, objects, places in a series. In the eyes of law however, it holds a different and particular meaning. It implies the transmission or passing of rights from one to another. In every system of law provision has to […]

Does Law Really Protect? : A Slap on Indian Democracy Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986: A Critical Legal Study

June 6, 2011

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At First the Question which needs an answer is, as to why have I selected this particular topic for study? The answer to the question being very simple but very painful forces a special mention of the Preamble of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 which says it to be “An Act […]

Band, Baajaa, ‘Bargain’: Legal Status of Pre-Nuptial Agreements in India

June 6, 2011

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They say marriages are made in heaven, and fortunate are ye, who get united in holy matrimony. Considered to be the biggest event for the bride and groom, wedding is viewed as a sacred prelude to a journey of joy, bliss and love, until it is brutally disrupted by uneventful halts like dissolution, divorce and […]

Solitary Reapers

May 28, 2011

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This article deals with adoption and its changing trends, with special attention given to single motherhood and the reactions that they get from the society and jurists. A growing tribe of unmarried and financially independent women choose adoption as the better alternative. Single mothers are no longer the rarity that they used to be some […]

SHADI KA LADDOO ( Special marriage act, 1954 for the layman.)

May 28, 2011

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Love happens. But what if one falls for the beautiful lady next-door who happens to be a Christian? Although, we tend to love our beloved quite feverishly , we still are to be loyal to our religion. But hail our central legislature , as they helped save the day and us from a very uncomfortable […]

A Marriage be it Valid or Invalid: a Dowry is a Dowry!

April 28, 2011

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The Supreme Court has held that a husband could be punished for demanding dowry during a second marriage even if he proves that he has not divorced his first wife. The following are the types of marriages which can be treated as invalid: Marriage between minors is valid and it can be annulled only on […]

Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010: Constitutional Validity

April 13, 2011

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The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 is an attempt to amend the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954, to provide therein irretrievable break down of marriage as a ground of divorce. The Bill would provide safeguards to parties to marriage who file petition for grant of divorce by consent from the […]

I Need a Quick Divorce

April 12, 2011

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INTRODUCTION S. 13B (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 envisages the procedure to be followed in cases of divorce by mutual consent. The section contemplates that the petition of divorce after being presented shall be heard by the court not before six months from the date of presentation of the same and not later […]

The Concept of Family Settlement

July 21, 2010

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The Concept of Family Settlement

Family Settlement is an instrument to achieve a larger purpose i.e. peace and harmony in the family. The object of an arrangement is to protect the family from long drawn out litigation and to bring goodwill in the family. The parties must held settlement which is in the interest of the family and which avoid […]

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