Matrimonial Disputes means the disputes between husband and wife or in other words disputes between spouses. It may lead to Divorce, Nullity of Marriage, Maintenance of wife and child, Custody or guardianship of Child, Judicial Separation, Permanent alimony, Settlement and other outcomes.
Do remember that before the court of law, wife is entitled to equal life status that her husband enjoys or she would enjoy if she were at her matrimonial home. But for this it is important that wife must have valid reason for living separately from her husband. Now as per the latest judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court, during the trial of matrimonial dispute both the parties are directed to file the Affidavit as per the annexure of the said judgement disclosing their Status/Income/Expenditure/Liabilities/Assets and etc.
In case of Hindu Marriage, if either of party has no independent income sufficient for her or his support and the necessary expenses of the proceeding then upon the application court may order respondent/non applicant to pay the petitioner, the expenses of the proceeding and maintenance.
The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable for cases where the husband and wife both are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs and if they were converted to any of those religions. Muslim Marriages are governed by Muslim Personal law. Family Court Act is equally applicable upon both the parties.
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