No obligation of parents-in-law to maintain daughter-in-law

No obligation of parents-in-law to maintain daughter-in-law

Vimalben Ajitbhai Patel vs Vatslabeen Ashokbhai Patel and others

Supreme Court

14/03/2008

CIVIL APPEAL NO 2003 OF 2008 [Arising out of SLP (Civil) No. 1061 of 2007] WITH CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 502 OF 2008 [Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 213 of 2007]

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The Domestic Violence Act provides for a higher right in favour of a wife. She not only acquires a right to be maintained but also thereunder acquires a right of residence. The right of residence is a higher right. The said right as per the legislation extends to joint properties in which the husband has a share.

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