Our Law firm is providing legal advice and representation in family cases including divorce, Khula, domestic violence, child custody, child support, recovery of dower, recovery of maintenance of minor , recovery of maintenance of wife , recovery of Haq Mehar / Dower, separation agreements, compensation and , adoption, visitation rights and other legal issues arising between families.
Our firm makes utmost efforts for the reconciliation between parties as per family laws of Pakistan and after its failure, we try our best to protect your interests in a better way.
We are facilitating the litigants with the aim that once our client has engaged us to contest his/her case then he /she must not be worried about the case.
Relevant Statutes / Family laws of Pakistan :
Guardians and Wards Act 1890
Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929
Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939
Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961
( West Pakistan ) Muslim Personal Law ( Shariat ) Application Act 1962
( West Pakistan ) Family Courts Act 1964
Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood ) Ordinance 1979
Law of Evidence ( Qanun-e-Shahadat ) Order 1984
Enforcement of Sharia Act 1991
Dowry and Bridal Gifts (Restriction) Act 1976
Prohibition (Enforcement of Hudood ) Order 1979
Offence of Qazf (Enforcement of Hudood ) Order 1979
Execution of Punishment of Whipping Ordinance 1979
Laws of Pakistan Concerning Muslim Marriages
The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 has made under-age marriages a penal offence. Under the Act the minimum age of marriage for a male is 18 years whereas the minimum age of marriage for a female is 16 years. Despite the fact that under-age marriages are liable to punishment, such unions are not rendered invalid.
Consent of Wali
According to the Hanafi school, an adult woman may contract her marriage without the consent of a wali.
Registration of Marriages
The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance (MFLO) 1961 introduced reforms regarding the registration of marriages, and in default of such registration, penalties of fine and imprisonment have been prescribed. Nevertheless, Muslim marriages are still legal and valid if they are performed according to the requisites of Islam.
MFLO has also introduced some reforms in the law relating to polygamy. Now, a husband must submit an application and pay a prescribed fee to the local union council in order to obtain permission for contracting a polygamous marriage. Thereafter, the chairman of the union council forms an arbitration council with representatives of both husband and wife/wives in order to determine the necessity of the proposed marriage. The application must state whether the husband has obtained the consent of the existing wife or wives. Contracting a polygamous marriage without prior consent is subject to penalties of fine and or imprisonment and the husband becomes bound to make immediate payment of dowry to the existing wife or wives. Nonetheless, if the husband has not obtained the consent of the existing wife or wives the subsequent marriage remains valid.