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The woman, in her plea, said that her mother-in-law used to ill treat her physically and mentally to the extent that she made her do all domestic work even during the convalescent period after a surgical operation. (Photo: http://highcourtofkerala.nic.in)
The woman, in her plea, said that her mother-in-law used to ill treat her physically and mentally to the extent that she made her do all domestic work even during the convalescent period after a surgical operation. (Photo: http://highcourtofkerala.nic.in)

‘Making daughter-in-law do house work not unusual’: Kerala High Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The woman had refused to live with the man citing ill-treatment by the mother-in-law and exhorted him to move out with her, which the man presented in court as “cruelty”.
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Dharamshala lawyers protest against HC decision

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 11:19 PM IST
The association has been demanding scrapping of all the circuit courts and also set up a bench of state high court at Dharamshala
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Mother’s legal right on kids can’t override their welfare, wishes: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:41 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled that even as a mother is the natural guardian of children and should be usually handed over the custody of daughters, her legal right can’t override her offspring’s welfare and wishes.
A divorced woman cannot be deprived of maintenance if she had to give up her job to bring up her child, the Bombay high court (HC) said as it directed a city resident to pay his estranged wife monthly maintenance of Rs 15,000.(HT Photo)
A divorced woman cannot be deprived of maintenance if she had to give up her job to bring up her child, the Bombay high court (HC) said as it directed a city resident to pay his estranged wife monthly maintenance of Rs 15,000.(HT Photo)

Cannot deny maintenance if woman leaves job to care for children: Bombay HC

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:27 AM IST
The division bench of justice Akil Kureshi and justice SJ Kathawalla said that if a divorced mother decides to relinquish her full-time job to bring up her young daughter, it can hardly be grounds to deny her maintenance, more so when the husband is earning a sizeable income.
The bench was hearing plea filed by the woman last year seeking sum of Rs 15,000 from her husband for her maintenance.(HT photo)
The bench was hearing plea filed by the woman last year seeking sum of Rs 15,000 from her husband for her maintenance.(HT photo)

Can’t deny maintenance, if woman gives up job for bringing up children: HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The division bench of justice Akil Kureshi and justice SJ Kathawalla said if a single woman, a divorced mother is forced to relinquish her full time job for bringing up a young daughter, it can hardly be a ground to deny her maintenance.
A resident of Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, under the influence of a ‘tantrik’, was giving him only ‘laddoos’ to eat.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT Photo)
A resident of Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, under the influence of a ‘tantrik’, was giving him only ‘laddoos’ to eat.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT Photo)

UP man gets ‘overdose of laddoos’, seeks divorce

Meerut | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The man approached a family court where he said that on the instructions of the ‘tantrik’, his wife gave him four laddoos to eat in the morning and four in the evening. He was not given or allowed to eat anything else in between.
In May 2013, the Solapur resident’s wife had filed a complaint under section 498A (cruelty to woman by husband or relative) of the IPC at Vijapur Naka police station.(HT image)
In May 2013, the Solapur resident’s wife had filed a complaint under section 498A (cruelty to woman by husband or relative) of the IPC at Vijapur Naka police station.(HT image)

State and Centre can’t issue guidelines on maintenance grant to wives: Bombay high court

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The bench clarified that while considering maintenance pleas, it would rely on guidelines contained in the legal provisions concerned and binding judgments of higher courts.
Tej Pratap Yadav with Aishwarya Rai after their marriage(File Photo)
Tej Pratap Yadav with Aishwarya Rai after their marriage(File Photo)

Tej Pratap’s divorce plea: Court serves notice on Aishwarya

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Mukesh Kumar Mishra, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Tej Pratap’s lawyer Yashwant Kumar Sharma said the court of Uma Shankar Dwivedi on Monday issued the notice to Aishwarya Rai.
Bancroft (Canada) resident David and his wife Violet Krahn.(HT)
Bancroft (Canada) resident David and his wife Violet Krahn.(HT)

Canadian couple to adopt Jodhpur sisters

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:43 PM IST
A family court in Jodhpur on Tuesday allowed a Canadian couple to adopt two orphaned Indian sisters
Rajendra Parihar, the managing trustee of Navjeewan Sansthan, with Elin Kristin Eriksson and Kajri.(HT PHOTO)
Rajendra Parihar, the managing trustee of Navjeewan Sansthan, with Elin Kristin Eriksson and Kajri.(HT PHOTO)

Baby girl found on railway tracks in Barmer, finds home in Sweden

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:17 PM IST
The family court has allowed a single woman from Sweden, Elin Kristin Eriksson, to adopt the baby.
The five girls, aged between three to six years, are currently lodged in a children’s home under the social justice and empowerment department in Bharatpur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
The five girls, aged between three to six years, are currently lodged in a children’s home under the social justice and empowerment department in Bharatpur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

Writ against adoption by foreigners

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:20 PM IST
This is the first time that minor girls from Bharatpur are being adopted by couples from foreign countries.
"Being a Maoist is of no crime, though the political ideology of Maoists would not synchronise with our constitutional polity. It is a basic human right to think in terms of human aspirations," the Kerala High Court said in its ruling. PTI file photo(PTI File Photo)
"Being a Maoist is of no crime, though the political ideology of Maoists would not synchronise with our constitutional polity. It is a basic human right to think in terms of human aspirations," the Kerala High Court said in its ruling. PTI file photo(PTI File Photo)

No DNA test of children to prove decades-old case of adultery: Kerala HC

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:51 PM IST
The 77-year-old petitioner had alleged that his wife, 68, had told him in front of the man, with whom she was in an adulterous relationship, that the three children born in the wedlock were not with him but with her paramour.
At present, prospective adoptive parents have to go to civil or family courts to get the final go-ahead after completing all other formalities related to adoption, and the whole process often takes years.(Photo for representation)
At present, prospective adoptive parents have to go to civil or family courts to get the final go-ahead after completing all other formalities related to adoption, and the whole process often takes years.(Photo for representation)

Ministerial panel okays proposal to make district magistrates final authority in child adoption cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 08:41 AM IST
800 to 850 adoption cases are pending in civil and family courts at any given time.
Pintu Devi (left) with Dr Kriti Bharti.(HT Photo)
Pintu Devi (left) with Dr Kriti Bharti.(HT Photo)

18-year-old approaches court to annul child marriage in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:21 PM IST
She suffered in silence for 12 years, but finally, Pintu Devi gathered the courage and knocked the doors of Family court-1 of Jodhpur.

Woman can withdraw consent for mutual divorce given in front of a mediator: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:12 AM IST
Consent terms signed before a mediator will not have a binding effect until the family court passes a formal judgment and decree on the basis of the same, the court ruled
A file photo of Delhi high court in New Delhi.
A file photo of Delhi high court in New Delhi.

Consulting a psychiatrist doesn’t mean a person has unsound mind: HC

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:17 PM IST
This was the observation of the Delhi high court which refused to keep a woman away from her one-year-old daughter merely because she was a psychiatric patient.
According to us, on this ground alone the Appellant would be entitled to a decree of divorce, the bench said.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
According to us, on this ground alone the Appellant would be entitled to a decree of divorce, the bench said.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

HC grants divorce to Mumbai man whose wife harassed him, filed false police complaints

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:53 AM IST
The bench also referred to another complaint lodged by her against her brother-in-law alleging that he threatened to kidnap her son.
The woman, her mother and niece were rushed to the Sambalpur district hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Sanjita was shifted to a hospital at Burla where she died.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman, her mother and niece were rushed to the Sambalpur district hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Sanjita was shifted to a hospital at Burla where she died.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man kills wife in family court building in Odisha

Press Trust of India, Sambalpur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The woman had appeared at the court with her parents for conciliation with her husband as she had returned to her parental home a few months after her marriage.
Bombay High Court. Photo by Girish Srivastava/HT 08-01-02(HT PHOTO)
Bombay High Court. Photo by Girish Srivastava/HT 08-01-02(HT PHOTO)

High fees doesn’t mean school is good: HC to warring couple

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 12:16 AM IST
“The mother can insist on a good schooling for her child, but she cannot insist that it should be a school which involves high expenditure,” said justice Bharati Dangre
The high struck down the order of a Pune family court.(HT FILE)
The high struck down the order of a Pune family court.(HT FILE)

Now, personal presence not must for divorce by mutual consent

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 12:52 AM IST
Bombay high court directs family courts to accept joint pleas for divorce by mutual consent even if the consents are signed by their registered power of attorneys
File photo of Bombay High Court.(HTPhoto)
File photo of Bombay High Court.(HTPhoto)

Unmarried daughter who is above 18 can claim maintenance from father, says HC

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2018 05:03 PM IST
Also, a woman can file an application on behalf of her major daughter to seek maintenance, Justice Bharti Dangre ruled on Friday.

Nothing wrong if alimony is for maintaining lifestyle: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 06:08 PM IST
There is nothing wrong in a woman expecting to maintain the same lifestyle in the society in which she lived with her estranged husband, the Bombay high court said, and in a partial relief to a man from a royal family, ordered him to deposit 75% of the Rs11-crore permanent alimony.
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