Founded by Malavika Rajkotia in 1989, Rajkotia Associates is a boutique multi-disciplinary firm engaged in providing professional legal services. A leading divorce law firm in India, we handle an array of litigation in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, and the district courts in Delhi and Gurgaon.
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Below is a short excerpt from an article by Malavika Rajkotia, arguing against the abolition of triple talaq, which first appeared in the Indian Express on June 2, 2017.
The Law Commission circulated a questionnaire on UCC to gather opinion from legal experts and the civil society about a common code of family law. The questionnaire is cursory, and with due respect, seems to have been developed to elicit responses in favor of UCC with no debate about the manner in which it is to be achieved and the actual implementation.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [“Hague Convention”] was concluded in 1980, to facilitate the quick return of children removed by a parent from the country of habitual residence of the child to another country. This convention was premised on the assumption that removal of a child from their place of habitual residence is not in her interest, and is likely to be detrimental to her mental well-being. It further sought to discourage ‘forum shopping’ by abducting parents. Continue Reading…
A judge said in court, “we all know most divorce settlements don’t happen because of lawyers”. Another who used to practice in this area told my young intern “move to another area of practice: family law feeds on people’s misery.”
“It’s not law, just common sense,” is the oft held belief, which ignores the fact that the intense emotion of this area of law does not allow for common sense: there is no bench mark of the reasonable prudent man.
Dr. Bhavna Bawa