Family, Marriage & Divorce Law

Custody & Guardianship Rights of Pets

Indian law makes no provision for how courts are to decide who gets the custody of their pet animal. In fact, until recently all courts classified animals as “property” under the law and therefore legal issues pertaining to custody of the pet were framed in terms of ‘ownership’. […]

Family, Marriage & Divorce Law

Custody & Guardianship Rights of Parents Who are Not Married

Indian society has always discriminated against those who are not born out of wedlock. This non-acceptance has made the issue of child custody of illegitimate children a delicate matter. The custody rights of unmarried individuals are different from those who are married. […]

Family, Marriage & Divorce Law

Imposition of Morality: Status of Live-in in India

Live-in relationships are not legalised, that is, there is no special statute which governs them but there are ample examples in the form of Judicial precedents to give them legal recognition or prevent the outright dismissal of existence of such relationship in the society in addition to the Domestic Violence Act,2005. […]