Punjab Family Courts (Amendment) Act, 2015

  • Women can now retain up to 50% of their dower in case of khula, which they were previously bound to return if they apply for khula (divorce by Judicial Order).
  • Family Courts can now deal with matters of personal property, belongings of the wife and child, and other matters arising out of the Nikahnama.
  • Family courts have been granted the power to pass interim orders for maintenance, and obtain evidence of income and assets from the employer of the husband.
  • The Family Judge can take notice of an offence under the MFLO and the Punjab Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act, 2015, and summon parties to Court.

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