The Family Courts Act `1984

An Act to provide for the establishment of Family Courts with a view to promote conciliation in, and secure speedy settlement of, disputes relating to marriage and family affairs and for matters connected therewith.
1984
  • JURISDICTION

  • 7
     Jurisdiction
  • 8
     Exclusion of jurisdiction and pending proceedings
  • PROCEDURE

  • 9
     Duty of Family Court to make efforts for settlement
  • 10
     Procedure generally
  • 11
     Proceedings to be held in camera
  • 12
     Assistance of medical and welfare experts
  • 13
     Right to legal representation
  • 14
     Application of Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • 15
     Record of oral evidence
  • 16
     Evidence of formal character on affidavit
  • 17
     Judgment
  • 18
     Execution of decrees and orders
  • APPEALS AND REVISIONS

  • 19
     Appeal
  • MISCELLANEOUS

  • 20
     Act to have overriding effect
  • 21
     Power of High Court to make rules
  • 22
     Power of the Central Government to make rules
  • 23
     Power of the State Government to make rules