Month: July 2012

  • How to fight a Maintenance case (Section 24 HMA) filed by your wife.

    This is an article on how to successfully defend a maintenance case filed by your wife.  These are the judgments, that we have successfully used over the years, alongwith the relevant excerpts, to negative a woman’s claim for maintenance in courts across India. It is always important to do a little homework. 1. Keep a […]

  • Mutual Consent Draft petition.

    This is a draft petition for Divorce by Mutual Consent. (for guidance of younger lawyers) PETITION OF DIVORCE BY MUTUAL CONSENT In the District Court at …….. Suit No. …………… of 2012.  In the matter of :  X  AND  Y Petition for a decree for dissolving marriage by mutual consent under section 13B of the Hindu Marriage […]

  • Divorce by Mutual Consent in India

    This article explains all you need to know about getting a divorce by mutual consent “A happy marriage is a harbour in the tempest of life, an unhappy marriage is a tempest in the harbour of life….” Divorces are tough ! But so are marriges that take a toll on your physical/mental well being, divorce […]


    THE FAMILY COURTS ACT, 1984 (No.66 of 1984) [14th September, 1984] An Act to provide for the establishment of Family Courts with a view to promote conciliation in, and secure speedy settlement of, disputes relating to marriage and family affairs and for matters connected therewith. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-fifth Year of […]