Family Law II: Marriage, Divorce, and Matrimonial Litigation

Paperback | May 15, 2011

byFlavia Agnes

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The second of three volumes on the subject, this book is written to meet the course requirements of Family Law which is a compulsory subject for LLB students. Providing an in-depth analysis of family laws, this book explores the overlaps and contradictions in these laws. The ground levellitigation practices are interwoven with the framework of statutory provisions, which in turn provide an entry point into the rights discourses and social movements. The book discusses cases, Acts, and amendments related to marriage and its dissolution, matrimonial obligations, and custody and guardianship of children. The work unravels legal complexities and weaves women's realities into legal theories. It positions women's claims within the Constitution tohighlight the lacunae in laws and to analyse their effectiveness at the ground level. It further discusses family courts and the strategies which need to be adopted to make the present laws work effectively.

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The second of three volumes on the subject, this book is written to meet the course requirements of Family Law which is a compulsory subject for LLB students. Providing an in-depth analysis of family laws, this book explores the overlaps and contradictions in these laws. The ground levellitigation practices are interwoven with the fram...

Flavia Agnes is a practicing lawyer in the Mumbai High Court and co-founder of MAJLIS, a Mumbai-based legal and cultural resource centre. She is well known as a pioneer of the women's movement in India and, more specifically, for her work on legal reforms.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:508 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.01 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198072201

ISBN - 13:9780198072201

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Marriage and Its Dissolution2. Matrimonial Rights and ObligationsA. Right to MaintenanceB. Right to Matrimonial Home and PropertyC. Custody and Guardianship of Children3. Family Courts and Gender JusticeConclusionBibliographyCase IndexSubject Index