Family Law

The HLI volume contains thematic discussion of the below topics concerning law relating to Wills and Succession in India. The topics covered are:
  1. Testamentary Succession
  2. Probate, Letters of Administration, & Administration of Assets of Deceased
  3. Wills & Administration as applicable to Muslims 4. Intestate Succession
  4. Succession in the other cases
  5. Succession and Conflict of Laws
This volume of Family Law is divided into 9 chapters and covers the current position of law with respect to legitimacy, adoption, custody, guardianship, offences against children, anti-dowry legislation etc. The book deals with personal laws of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Parsis on the various legal aspects relating to adoption, matrimonial cruelty, protection of women from domestic violence etc. New topics and sub topics of contemporary importance like ‘Validity of adoption’, ‘Rape and forcible termination of pregnancy’ , ‘Bigamous marriages’ and ‘Application of law penalizing matrimonial cruelty’ etc. have been added. Relevant legislation and case law have been referenced to lay out the current position of law on the above-mentioned and the related topics.
The HLI volume contains thematic discussion of the below topics concerning law relating to Wills and Succession in India. The topics covered are:
  • Testamentary Succession
  • Probate, Letters of Administration, & Administration of Assets of Deceased
  • Wills & Administration as applicable to Muslims
  • Intestate Succession
  • Succession in the other cases
  • Succession and Conflict of Laws

This latest edition of the most respected titles on the Indian Succession Act explains and examines in detail the provisions of the statute itself as well as the effects of all major Amendment Acts – in particular the consequences of the Amending Act No.26 of 2002. The commentary for this edition has been logically and effectively integrated with the original commentary.

Exclusive Features
  • Extensive discussion on selective discrimination resulting from Amendment Act 26 of 2002 and its effect
  • This edition examines the recognition given to relationships not governed by formal matrimonial ties and the legal consequences of such relationships especially in the context of property rights
  • Discusses unresolved issues such as the need for incorporating the rules of private international law to the law of succession in India
  • Contains maximum case law, new topics & headings and English case law
  • Detailed discussion and critical analysis on latest landmark judgments on the Law of Succession
  • Examination of the provision regarding revocation of wills on the marriage of the testator
  • Extensive discussion on the application of Article 137 of the Limitation Act to probate cases
  • Comprehensive coverage of the law laid down by the Supreme Court
This volume on Family Law, divided into 10 chapters, covers the current position of law with respect to marriage, divorce, restitution, maintenance and matrimonial property. The personal laws of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Parsis and the various laws relating to marriage have been dealt with in detail. The law in relation to the Special Marriage Act, registration of marriages and foreign marriages are also discussed. Relevant legislation and case law have been referenced to lay out the current position of law on the related topics.
Key Features: Includes extensive discussion on selective discrimination resulting from Amendment Act 26 of 2002 and its effect Examines the recognition given to relationships not governed by formal matrimonial ties and the legal consequences of such relationships especially in the context of property rights Discusses unresolved issues such as the need for incorporating the rules of private international law to the law of succession in India Contains maximum case law from the Original Jurisdictions of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay High Courts, new topics & headings and English case law Provides detailed discussion and critical analysis on latest landmark judgments on the Law of Succession Incorporates suggestions for changes of several provisions Provides incisive analysis of judgments of the High Courts and comprehensive coverage of the law laid down by the Supreme Court.

The book is a comprehensive commentary on personal laws of India relating to marriage and divorce. The 10 parts of the book analyse the statutory law and relevant customary law. Some of the key features of the book are:

  • It contains specific analysis of marriage and divorce under the Hindu, Muslim, Parsi, Christian and Jewish Laws
  • Provisions under Special Marriage Act and Foreign Marriages Act are also covered
  • General principles relating to marriage and divorce like ‘Offences Relating To Marriage’, ‘Alimony And Maintenance’, ‘Custody Of Children’, ‘Significance Of Proceedings In Camera’, etc. are covered in a separate part • The book provides practical guidance on interpretation and application of the law
  • Addresses new topics like, ‘Dissolution of a marriage through Khap panchayat and its validity/invalidity’, ‘Status of partner in a live in relationship’, ‘irretrievable break down of marriage as a ground for divorce’, ‘Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010’ etc.
  • Critically analyses the developments in the field
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