The Evolving Landscape of Family Law: Addressing Contemporary Issues

  • Sambit Satpathy
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  • Sambit Satpathy

    Student at KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar, India

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The paper explores the multifaceted terrain of contemporary family law, delving into its evolving landscape in response to dynamic societal shifts and emerging issues of the 21st century. As traditional family structures transform, the legal framework must adapt to address novel challenges, fostering inclusivity and ensuring justice for all. The paper illuminates the intersectionality of family law with issues such as technological advancements, diverse family formations, and evolving gender dynamics. In an era marked by unprecedented connectivity, the impact of digital technologies on familial relationships, privacy concerns, and the role of social media in legal proceedings are meticulously analysed. Moreover, the paper scrutinizes the implications of unconventional family structures, acknowledging and accommodating the rights and responsibilities within non-traditional familial units. Emphasizing the import of inclusivity, the research investigates the contemporary interpretation of family law through the lens of gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights. The evolving understanding of parenthood and the legal recognition of diverse family compositions are explored, reflecting the imperative to dismantle archaic norms and prejudices entrenched in legal systems. The study also addresses the critical issue of access to justice, considering disparities in legal representation, socio-economic factors, and the impact of systemic biases on marginalized communities. Proposing innovative solutions, the paper advocates for legal reforms that prioritize fairness and equity, promoting a family law system that is responsive to the needs of a diverse and rapidly changing society. "Navigating Complexity" advocates for a paradigm shift in family law that transcends traditional boundaries. By confronting contemporary challenges head-on, the legal system can better serve the evolving needs of families, fostering a framework that upholds justice, inclusivity, and equality in the face of an ever-changing social landscape.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1092 - 1107


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