Welcome to MatrioLegal
Matrio Legal, a complete solution to your family problems without court proceedings if possible. We have wide range of experts including lawyers, mediation experts, physiologists who deals with family case mediation, divorce, marriage, NRI cases, adoption, child custody, marital property law, etc in all over India and abroad.
Our family lawyers and counselors believes in open communication with our clients with its privacy and would handle the divorce related matters through the mediation with an amicable out of court settlement and if needed through court litigation.
We have the top divorce advocates in Ernakulum & Kochi, our associate divorce lawyers can operate from all over Kerala/India.
Areas of Practice
We are committed to supporting our clients in those areas where their partnership with us can bring real value.Our expert panel of lawyers, mediation experts and physiologists work together with the client and always try to avoid court proceedings if possible.
Usually, it is a legal process through which is a marriage is dissolved following a rule of law observed by a particular country. It includes different matters like custody of child, division of property, alimony and so on. This law differs from one country to another for varied reasons.
NRI Family Cases
Numerous Indian go abroad for better living and have arranged marriages back in home country which has its pros and cons. There is rapid increase in physical abuse cases and divorces too have become messy. We can manage to file cases in India without personal appearance of parties before courts, we can cancel or struck down illegal orders obtained from foreign courts. Taking advantage of present amendment we can obtain orders from courts in UAE and legalize the same before Indian court.
It is a legal method to provide and take care of child along with making apt decisions for the child. This determines who is the guardian of the child and is taken in the best interest of the child.
Under the Code Of Criminal Procedure , Section 125(1) deals with right of divorced wife for grant of maintenance. It is for those who are unable to maintain or support themselves .Landmark judgment in maintenance is :Mohd. Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum
The male parent or fatherhood is ‘Paternity ‘ in case of a child born in a married couple. If it is vice-versa then , child does not have a legal father until the paternity of the child is established and the biological father becomes the legal father.
Domestic Violence Act
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act,2005 gives meaning of domestic violence as any act or omission or commission or behaviour of a person shall be considered as domestic violence when it harms the health of the person mentally or physically ;unlawful demand of dowry by coercing the aggrieve person and threatening the person physically or mentally.
Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code,1860 or IPC speaks about subjecting a wife to cruelty by her husband or his relatives and the is liable to be punished with imprisonment upto a period of three years and pay fine .It also includes conduct of the husband which coerces her to commit suicide or harassing her to meet unlawful demand for dowry.
The property acquired during marriage is ‘Marital Property’ and it is a U.S state level legal term .In India, women do not have right to marital property even after many years of marriage but this right has been given consideration in many countries. So women after separation do not have to marital property and assets . They can approach court under different personal laws for maintenance.
India being a secular country has various religions and every Indian can follow the religion of their interest.Every religion has it’s own marriage laws :
- The Hindu Marriage Act,1955
- The Special Marriage Act,1954
- The Indian Christian Marriage Act,1872
- Muslim Personal Law(Shariat)Application Act,1937
Along with the above , court marriage is also possible for those preferring to marry legally without any of the marriage laws governing them.
This is an agreement made by a couple before they marry which is related to the ownership of their respective assets in case their marriage does not carry on. It is not necessary but those who enters into such , are not governed by their respective marital laws which deals with division of property ,alimony and so on.
It is an out of court settlement where an impartial third party tries to resolve conflicts between the disputing parties and reach to an agreement which quickens the process in comparison to time taken in court which can be for years . It reduces burden on courts and is one of the alternative dispute resolutions . It is possible only when both the parties agree to have dispute settled out of court.
Maintenance and Welfare of Parents
The legislation ‘Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen’s Act ‘,2007 is for the safety and maintenance of senior citizens and parents .In case senior citizen or parents are unable to maintain themselves , they can give an application to the Tribunal and proceedings can be taken against children residing in any district and give order for maintenance to be provided to the senior citizens or parents which will be enforced by the Tribunal which holds power similar as that of Civil Court . This legislation also deals with establishment of old age homes, provision of medical treatment of senior citizens , protection of their life and property and punishments in case the senior citizens are abandoned.