It isn’t just the increasing quarrels and arguments which push a couple to the brink of seeking a divorce. There are, at times, much alarming reasons for separation. A number of divorces are taking place as a consequence of dowry related issues. The in-laws keep harassing the wife/daughter-in-law to get financial help from parents. It isn’t uncommon for the bride being punished for not being able to get a car, property or other material valuables. Every day there is news about women being killed, or worse, taking their own lives after being fed-up of all the pressure to meet the demands of the in-laws. We also routinely deal with cases citing domestic violence from the in-laws.
Though women are revered and prayed to as various Goddesses, yet the heart-wrenching irony of our country is that the same people also afflict numerous forms of sufferings on the same women. Majority of crimes against women pertain to dowry related physical and mental torture. Women are the ones who have to bear the brunt of a divorce, fight for their rights and survive the aftermath. A huge chunk of women aren’t even aware of their rights and continue to suffer silently. Though our laws have evolved over the years to ensure better living space for women yet we are far off from realising the vision of the law makers. More than the law itself, its timely implementation is important. And advocates are one of the few who have the capability of making it possible. A lawyer is the common man’s link to the realm of judiciary. To get any of the rights enforced in case there has been a violation or denial of same, a legal professional can help you in that respect. Working for the last 45 years in the cities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, Simran Law Firm has taken up various cases pertaining to family law, particularly women’s rights. We have represented clients, both from India and abroad, in cases of seeking a separation, or a divorce, division of property, fight over custody rights for the children, wives applying to get alimony and the like.