Family law is the law that deals with the legal issues that arise in families or other personal relationships such as
Marriage, Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, Maintenance, Guardianship, Partition,
Parental Responsibility… etc.
Family law is primarily concerned with the rules of the formation of the family and of the rights and obligations arising out of relationship in the family. The
law of marriage, sonship and adoption relate to the formation of the family. The law of partition and inheritance
govern rights arising out of relationship in the family.
The Indian Family law is concerned with the personal laws of different religion .The family matters such as marriage, adoption, guardianship, divorce, maintenance,
partition, succession, inheritance etc are governed by personal laws of
In India different religions like Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Parsi etc are governed by
their own personal law as Hindu
law (Hindu law acts 1955-56), Muslim law (Muslim personal laws (Shariat) application act 1937), Christian law, Parsi
law (Parsi marriage and divorce act 1936), respectively.