Empowering Women: Delving into Legal Rights and Obstacles in Family Law

  • Raguraman R.
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  • Raguraman R.

    Student at SASTRA Deemed University, India

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This research paper is about the complex environment of legal rights for women under family law and, to provide a complete assessment of their rights, issues, and potential areas for their reform. The research combines a detailed evaluation of current laws, case studies, and socio-legal analysis to offer insight into women's challenges in diverse family law circumstances. The study begins by looking at the historical framework of family law, focusing on how cultural norms and legal traditions have traditionally disadvantaged women in past. It investigates historic legislative changes and international treaties aimed at redressing gender inequalities, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Following that, the article focuses on particular topics of family law, such as marriage and divorce. Analysing marriage and divorce laws and their consequences for women's rights and economic independence. This section examines dowry, forced marriage, and the consequences of no-fault divorce laws. Custody of a child, Looking at the issues that influence child custody choices and how they affect women's responsibilities as carers and financial providers. Property and Alimony Rights Considering the growth of alimony and property distribution rules, as well as its impact on women's financial stability after divorce. My main view in this Research Paper is to Show how Women's Rights Under Family Law Evolved and How the Past Played An Impact on Their Legal Rights such as Consent in Marriage, Alimony Rights, Parental and Custodial Rights, Divorce Laws and their Impact and Mainly Property Rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1180 - 1191

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116231

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