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BOMBAY HIGH COURT: WOMAN HAS RIGHT TO RESIDENCE IN MATRIMONIAL HOME, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER SHE HAS ANY PROPRIETARY RIGHT

Allowing a petition filed against an order of the family court, the Bombay High Court has held that under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, any woman has a right to reside in her matrimonial home or shared household irrespective of whether she has any right, title or interest in the said household or not. The High Court referred to Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (DV Act) which provides for ‘Residence Orders’.

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DELHI HIGH COURT: SUCCESSION CAN ONLY BE GRANTED TO LEGAL HEIRS OF A PERSON WHO DIES INTESTATE

News Date: 11 May 2017

Delhi High Court has held that in cases where someone dies without a will, succession can only be granted to the legal heirs of that person, not the nominee.

 

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BOMBAY HC: REMARRYING SANS DIVORCE IS CRUELTY BY SPOUSE

News Date: 02 May 2017

Bombay High Court has held that marrying again while first marriage was intact and barring wife entry to a house shared with second ‘wife’ amounts to cruelty by husband.

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MADRAS HIGH COURT: PENDENCY OF DIVORCE PETITION ‘NO BAR’ TO INITIATE PROCEEDING UNDER DV ACT

News Date: 01 May 2017

Madras High Court has held that pendency of divorce petition filed by husband is not a bar to initiate proceedings under Domestic Violence Act by wife.

SUPREME COURT DIRECTS HUSBAND TO PAY RS. 50 LAKH AMOUNT, FLAT WORTH RS. 1 CRORE TO ‘CRUEL’ WIFE

News Date: 25 Apr 2017
Supreme Court has directed a husband to provide his wife Rs. 50 lakh amount and a flat worth Rs. 1 crore, even though it held that acts of wife in filing false complaints against husband amounted to cruelty.

 

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SC REFERS TRIPLE TALAQ CASE TO CONSTITUTIONAL BENCH; HEARING TO BEGIN FROM MAY 11

News Date: 31 Mar 2017
Supreme Court has decided that a five-judge constitution bench will rule on the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. The hearing of same will begin from May 11.

 

 

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DELHI HC AWARDS JAIL TERM TO HUSBAND FOR DEFYING MAINTENANCE ORDER

News Date: 24 Mar 2017
Delhi High Court has held husband guilty of committing contempt of court for disobeying Supreme Court order to pay Rs 1 lakh per month as ad interim maintenance to his wife, and punished him to two-month simple imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 2000.