The present four volume Digest covers the law on Marriage, Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Maintenance, Family Property, Partition, Will, Succession and Inheritance as laid down by the Supreme Court from its inception in 1950 to date. It has been conceived and planned based on the time-tested SCC index system to enable the discovery of all the rulings, easily and quickly.
In India since Family Law is a mix of secular law i.e. law which applies regardless of a person’s religion or community, and personal laws i.e. laws which apply based on a person’s religion or community, it is termed as ‘Family and Personal Laws’. With this spirit, Uniform Civil Code has been adopted as the guiding principle for arranging the case law on Family and Personal Laws.
Table Of Contents:
In Volume 1 1. Generally 2. Marriage, Divorce, Other Unions and Children 3. Adoption 4.Guardians and Wards 5. Maintenance and Financial Provision/Alimony/Palimony 6. Judicial Intervention/Family Courts/Judges/Officers 7. Conversion/Reconversion of Religion 8. Family Property, Succession and Inheritance (8.1 Generally to 8.9 Intestate Succession and Escheat)
In Volume 2 8. Family Property, Succession and Inheritance (8.10 Will to End) 9. Religious and Charitable Endowments/Trusts 10. Christian Law 11. Hindu Law (11.1 Generally to 11.5 Divorce)
In Volume 3 11. Hindu Law (11.6 Marriage and Divorce Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Norms, etc. To 11.9 Family Property, Succession and Inheritance)
In Volume 4 11. Hindu Law [11.9 Family Property, Succession and Inheritance (contd.) to End] 12. Muslim Law 13. Parsi Law