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Never before has a percentage of the husband's income been fixed as maintenance or alimony.
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Why are we so invested in hurting someone we are breaking ties with?
'Gender equality and dignity of women are non negotiable'
'There is this bias that a woman should be happy with whatever she gets, rather than what is her right.'
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A father paying maintenance towards his child is entitled to visitation rights: Delhi HC
What makes Indian men so stingy with their assets?
An interesting case has been referred to me, where both the husband and wife have corporate jobs and are drawing a salary of around ₹10 lakh per month. Nitesh* is a chartered accountant and Renuka is...
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The disillusionment started very early on after the wedding...
Last week, a silver Mercedes parked outside my gate, blocking the entry to my house. When I asked the driver of the car to move the vehicle, he was not only unapologetic but belligerent. Instead of mo...
A recent judgement of the Supreme Court has once again thrown the spotlight on the socio-legal characteristics of divorce in India. The facts of the case: Rakesh and Deepa (names changed) were married...
There’s been a lot of debate around the issue of triple talaq of late, especially since the Supreme Court started hearing a petition questioning its legal validity. Here, rather than going into the merits of the petition, I want to present the sociolegal aspects of triple talaq as experienced by three Muslim women -- Salma (28), Shaheen (45) and Sajjida (48) – who spoke to me in my capacity as a lawyer about the travails they are facing.
Although the Catholic Church does not permit divorce, it does have an internal legal process that allows believers to obtain a ruling that a marriage bond wasn't valid on the grounds of one or more defects. If such a finding is obtained, then a Catholic is able to remarry with the recognition of their church. A new Supreme Court ruling, however, forces Catholics to seek a secular divorce as well.
Interim maintenance is usually considered to be the right of a woman going through a divorce and rightly so because of the tough financial conditions she may face as the marriage is dismantled. But what happens if the woman is working and capable of providing for herself financially? Let me illustrate with an interesting case that I am handling.