Family Law



  1. Institution of Marriage under Hindu Law
    1. Evolution and Concept of the Institution of Marriage
    2. Forms, Validity and Voidability of Marriage
  2. Matrimonial Remedies
    1. Restitution of Conjugal Rights
    2. Judicial Separation
    3. Dissolution of Marriage : Theories, Forms of Divorce, Grounds
    4. Divorce by Mutual Consent
    5. Irretrievable Breakdown as a Ground for Dissolution
  1. Nikah (Muslim Marriage)
    1. Definition, Object and Nature
    2. Essentials for Validity
    3. Obligations Arising out of Marriage under Classical and Statutory Law
  2. Dissolution of Marriage
  3. Talaq: Concept and Modes
    1. Under Classical Law
    2. Under Statutory Law: Dissolution of the Muslim Marriage Act, 1939
  1. Adoption:
    1. Nature
    2. Law on adoption
    3. Inter Country Adoption
  2. Adoption: Conditions and Effect
    1. Ceremonies
    2. Capability
    3. Effect
  3. Maintenance
    1. Entitlement
    2. Enforcement
    3. Maintenance Rights of Muslim Women
    4. Maintenance under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  4. Guardianship
  1. Provisions of Special Marriage Act, 1954
  2. Emerging trends
    1. Surrogacy
    2. Live-in Relationship
    3. IVF
    4. Domestic Violence
    5. Same Sex Marriage
  • Joint Hindu Family
    1. Mitakshara and Dayabhaga Schools
    2. Formation and Incident under the Coparcenary Property under Dayabhaga and Mitakshara: Extent and Mode of Succession
    3. Karta of Joint Family: Position, Powers and Privileges
    4. Debts: Doctrine of Pious Obligation and Antecedent Debt
  • Partition
    1. Meaning, Division of Right and Division of Property
    2. Persons Entitled to Demand Partition
    3. Partition how Effected; Suit for Partition
    4. Re-opening of Partition; Re-union
  • Principles of Inheritance under Hindu and Muslim Law
    1. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 General Rules of Succession of a Hindu Male and Female dying Intestate under the Hindu Succession Act
    2. Stridhan and Women‟s Estate
    3. Principles of Inheritance under Muslim Law (Sunni Law)
  • Muslim Law of Property
    1. Hiba: Concept, Formalities, Capacity, Revocability
    2. Wasiyat: Concept, Formalities
    3. Waqf