The stigma around the "d-word" in India is so high that quite often, couples live separately but don't divorce. While some carry on informally with such an arrangement, others take the help of the cou...
Recently, an interesting case came to me. The wife, Paromita* had been fighting a bitterly contested divorce with her husband Sushant for the past 4.5 years. They were grappling with multiple i ues re...
The husband had asked for divorce citing reasons such as his pregnant wife would 'wake up late' and ask him to make tea.
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...
The bench termed "trust, mutual respect, understanding and commitment" as key virtues required to sustain a marriage.
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"Denial of sex to a spouse itself amounts to causing mental cruelty".
The splitting of Brangelina into just plain old Brad and Angelina has sent the tabloids into overdrive and fans into a meltdown. Weren't they the perfect couple, what with their perfect looks, perfect...
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This story is about Layla, a Great Dane. She wasn't just a dog who was rescued by Friendicoes and adopted by me five years ago. She and I, in the words of the beautiful Jim Morrison, were "Riders on t...
Brangelina no more! Angelina Jolie reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, according to TMZ. The news outlet claims Jolie has cited irreconcilable differences and is requesting full cus...
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.
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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.
Figures revealed by Census 2011 say so.
I tried hard to please, change, accept and then salvage the situation. That my marriage was a situation that needed salvaging should have been my first reason to quit. But I kept egging myself on. Then slowly it dawned on me that I was losing this fight…
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.