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Why the stigma against divorce is fading in the new-age society?

The coverage in media on the issue lately has picked up a certain rote-like predictability. The divorce rates are up. The feeling of disgrace associated with divorce is visibly blurring. All this can be asserted more on the grounds that the new-age youth these days are aggressive and rule-breakers on all fronts: they need more, compromise less and are brisk to take the path of least resistance.

Can women also be sexual abusers? Judges get prompted to raise the question in a Mumbai case

Are culprits of sexual abuse or violence necessarily men? Or do women execute sexual abuse as well? An ongoing case in the Bombay High Court has set judges and legal experts pondering over these worrisome questions. In a case, which came up for hearing on May 5, 2014, a 78-year-old lady from a suburban Mumbai housing society has been blamed for attacking her neighbour, a 55-year-old woman with lust in her intentions.

HC considers apostasy a valid ground for dissolution of marriage

Marital relations in Indian society have always been a matter of serious speculations for the intellectuals, law makers and the judiciary itself. This is probably the only legal domain where decisions are given not as the readymade ones but are given in the light of the issues depending upon case to case.

Legal provisions and status of children born out of live-in relationships

A live in relationship is the relationship between an adult male and a female having sound mind without entering into any formal bond of marriage. The law seeks to protect the rights of child born out of such relationship. Both parents have the onus of bringing up their children irrespective of the fact that whether they are married lawfully and socially or just cohabiting.

Real estate transparency and its legal aspects in India

Real estate transparency helps an investor to take an appropriate decision while making real estate investment. Global Real Estate Transparency Index of a country’s real estate scenario that indicates the positive and negative factors of real estate investment. Of late, the regulatory officials have been working on the real estate issues to attract more investors which will improve transparency rate of the Indian real estate market.

The connection between women empowerment and the growing rate of divorces

Before going into this discussion let’s discuss what is women empowerment? It simply means giving power to women both financially and socially, so they could be self dependent and lead a life holding their head high. Everything is ok from the point of view of women who are deprived and helpless.

Some noteworthy grounds for the Hindus to initiate a divorce

Indian judicial system is equipped with secular mind-set, and keeping in view the same into consideration, it has initiated proclamation of so many personal laws that are based on different religious beliefs. As far as the grounds for divorce in India is concerned, people belonging to different religions are governed under separate Acts when it comes to filing a petition for divorce in India.

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 states the following grounds for divorce:


The need and importance behind the making of a Will

At the point when an individual passes away without having made a Will, there is frequent perplexity around the relatives regarding whether the perished fellow has made any Will preceding his death or not, yet in the event that a Will is accessible, the main thing that needs to be determined is whether it is the last Will of the testator.

Legal provisions of the Hindu Widows Remarriage Act, 1856

There was a time when no widow in Indian society was permitted to have second marriage unless it was authorized by the then prevailing customs. However, regardless of the possibility that allowed to do the same, it involved the relinquishment or stripping of the widow's home as there was settled standard of Hindu law that chastity was a condition point of reference for a widow to inherit her spouse's legacy unless this had been approved prior by the spouse. Remarriage of widows was sanctioned in all cases by the Hindu Widows Remarriage Act, 1856.

Legal status granted to Indian transgenders

In India, the nation's preeminent court has legitimately distinguished transgender individuals as a third sex. The Apex Court on Tuesday awarded the transgender groups with the same essential rights as other Indian nationals have taking a move that looks to end hundreds of years of segregation.