Family Law-I deals with laws governing marriage and matrimonial remedies of nullity, restitution of conjugal rights, judicial separation and divorce, and ancillary remedies of maintenance, legitimacy, adoption, custody and guardianship of children and distribution of spousal property. Matrimonial laws vary with the religion, region and tribe of the parties in India and co-exist with secular laws covering virtually every aspect of domestic relations.
- The book examines and covers all the major aspects of matrimonial laws applicable to Hindus and Muslims drawing comparisons from the analogous laws applicable to other communities in India.
- It discusses the legislative and judicial changes that have brought certain complexities in terms of both recognition of alternate forms of intimate unions, though for limited purposes and extensive dilution of divorce provisions
- Also examines the secular legislations governing domestic relations in the area of adoption, custody and guardianship of children and maintenance
- Includes important case law and legislative changes
Dr Poonam Pradhan Saxena was a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and has been teaching law for the last thirty years and is currently the Vice Chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur. She is a senior Fulbright scholar, and a visiting faculty at the University of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. she is a Shastri, Indo-Canadian fellow, and has delivered lectures in eleven different universities across Canada. She is the author of Property Law (2006), a LexisNexis Butterworths publication. She has also contributed to four volumes of the Halsbury's Laws of India, viz, 'Property and Easements' [Volume 29(2)]. Her articles have been published in more than fifty leading Indian and foreign law journals and books.
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