Family law pertains to issues which might crop within a domestic setting between family members. Disputes about guardianship, parental responsibility, adoption, inheritance, marital disputes, divorce proceedings, child custody rights- these are few examples of litigation within family law. There are various personal laws which have laid down provisions related to the rights of certain members of the families as well as duty of members towards each other. They have also prescribed remedies in case the rights are denied. Over time the ambit of family law has widened to cover relations other than blood relations, live-in relationships for instance. We have a team of seasoned lawyers who have dealt with a number of issues pertaining to family law.
The best lawyers for Family Disputes in Chandigarh provide guidance in following cases:
The various personal laws in India which govern marital issues like marriage, divorce, child custody rights and alimony:
- Hindus: Hindu Marriage Act 1955
- Parsis: Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act 1936
- Muslims: Muslim marriage is a contract under Muslim law
- Christians: Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872 and the Divorce Act 1869
Special Marriage Act, 1954 applies to all individuals belonging to any religion. This civil legislation is available to all to get their marriage registered, regardless of which religion, caste or community they hail from. For marriages registered under this Act, divorce proceedings also take place according to the same Act.
Other issues which could lead to litigation include rights of women in ancestral property, rights of biological or adopted child, succession, family settlements, rights of parents, disownment, conversion of religion etc. Family disputes are quite sensitive matters and test the patience of everyone involved. Personal feuds are played out in the public arena, there are arguments, misunderstandings, outbursts. As legal advisors, we always tread carefully so as to not intrude too much yet make sure we know the details which could decide the course of the case. Family disputes require experience as much as tact for building a strong argument.
As per the Family Court Act, 1984, family courts have been established to promote conciliation and faster settlement of family disputes. As family lawyers of high repute, we also try to get our clients to exhaust alternate dispute resolution channel before going in for formal litigation.