Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with
regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in
India covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined
civic status of persons, the family, and property.
After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth
discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the
authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding
the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among
family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence;
marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and
inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates
are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any
situation likely to arise in legal practice.
The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to
apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected
with India. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a
quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to
academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the
necessary, basic material of family and succession law.
The Author. List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Selected
Bibliography. Part I. Person Chapter 1. The Status of a Person. Chapter 2.
Registration of Civil Status. Chapter 3. Personality Right. Chapter 4. Names.
Chapter 5. Nationality. Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence. Chapter 7. Mentally
Handicapped Persons. Part II. Family Law Chapter 1. Marriage.
Chapter 2. Divorce. Chapter 3. Cohabitation without Marriage. Chapter 4.
Filiation. Chapter 5. Adoption. Chapter 6. Parental Authority. Chapter 7.
Guardianship. Chapter 8. Kinship and Relationship of Affinity. Part
III. Matrimonial Property Law Chapter 1. Rights and Obligations of
Part IV. Succession Law Introduction. Chapter 1. Intestate Succession.
Chapter 2. Testamentary Succession. Chapter 3. Acts Inter Vivos Related to the
Estate. Chapter 4. Acquisition and Administration of the Estate. List of
Enactments and Rules. Index of Cases. General Index