03 August, 2022
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The Lok Sabha passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which seeks to amend the Family Court Act, 1984 to establish a family court in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
About the Bill:
The Bill amends the Family Courts Act, 1984.
What was the Need for the Amendment?
What is the Family Courts Act 1984?
Establishment of Family Courts:
Appointment of Judges:
Association of Social Welfare Agencies:
The State Government may provide with a Family Court of:
In India, the Family Court can accept the appeals for grant of a decree of divorce under various acts like the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939, Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986, the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936, the Divorce Act, 1869, the Special Marriage Act, 1954, Foreign Marriage Act, 1969, etc.
Family courts help in the disposition of cases related to marriage, divorce, and maintenance. The Family Courts are also equipped with Counsellors and Psychologists who help even in reconciliation and mutual settlement.
Making the procedures and language more litigant-friendly so that the common man can understand the complex law, and providing efficient justice delivery could further strengthen the institution.
Family Courts can take assistance from NGOs and other welfare societies to help the court in discharging its functions by ensuring professional competence and gender justice.
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Source: The Indian Express
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