Prof. Tahir Mahmood has written a comprehensive work on Family Law as applicable in India. Family law in India is a complex branch of the nation’s legal system, spread over two distinct categories of laws ? first, general laws applicable to all citizens irrespective of their religion, and the other comprising personal laws meant for particular religious communities or groups of communities.
The book has been arranged in eight parts; first four Parts explain the concepts and contents of family law in general and laws relating to property and succession meant for all communities have been explained in last four Parts.
It provides detailed discussion on all relevant issues such as marriage and divorce, maintenance, guardianship and child custody, adoption, property, inheritance, wills as well as succession. Prominent Supreme Court as well as High Court rulings have been referred on the matters they cover.
This book is meant for practitioners, judges, academicians, students and all those interested in gathering a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Important aspects of Family Law such as marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody, adoption, property and succession have been discussed in a comprehensive yet intelligible manner.
Two appendices of important Central and State Acts relating to general and personal family laws.
Important judicial pronouncements have been discussed and analyzed like Shayara Bano v. Union of India, (2017) 9 SCC 1, Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, (2018) 10 SCC 1, Joseph Shine v. Union of India, (2019) 3 SCC 39, Tejaswini Gaud v. Shekhar Jagdish Prasad Tewari, (2019) 7 SCC 42, Lalita Toppo v. State of Jharkhand, (2019) 13 SCC 796, Vineeta Sharma v. Rakesh Sharma, (2020) 9 SCC 1, and many more.
Contemporary issues and new developments on the subject have been incorporated.
Includes important decisions of the Supreme Court as well as of the High Courts.
Part I - Family Rights And Relation Laws For All Communities Part II - Personal Laws Of Four Communities Relating To Family Rights And Relations Part III - Personal Law Of Muslim Communities Relating To Family Rights And Relations Part IV - Personal Laws Of Other Communities Relating To Family Rights And Relations Part V - Property And Succession Laws For All Communities Part VI - Personal Laws Of Four Communities Relating To Property And Succession Part VII - Personal Law Of Muslim Communities Relating To Property And Succession Part VIII - Personal Laws of Christians and Other Communities Relating to Property And Succession
Appendix I - Texts of General Family Law Acts Appendix II - Texts of Personal Law Acts