A family advocate or a matrimonial disputes lawyer is a person who has knowledge about and experience working in areas like child custody, divorce, separation, mutual-divorce. A family advocate or a matrimonial disputes lawyer can help clients in India, USA, Australia, Canada and elsewhere by:
- providing information about options available to the client,
- developing plans for what the client needs to do, and
- helping the client gather and present information when necessary.
What can a family advocate do for me? An advocate may help you understand information on the following:
- Your rights and options
- Court process and rules
- Procedures and investigations
Family law in India has now become inter-linked with criminal law. In most of family disputes, parties also have some criminal court case. Advocates in Chandigarh can help clients in India and NRI clients in USA, Australia, Canada in the following ways:
- Draft FIR, Police Complaints
- Negotiate during mediation and conciliation
- File anticipatory and regular bails
- Quashing of FIR and Criminal Complaints
- Compromise quashing in case of settlement between the parties
How to prepare for a meeting with a family lawyer in Chandigarh?
To make sure that you and the family lawyer in Chandigarh work together in the best possible way, take these tips.
Gather and take basic information and documents
To give you legal advice and discuss options with you, matriminial disputes lawyer in Chandigarh will need information about you. If you’re going to meet with matriminial disputes lawyer in Chandigarh, take the following with you:
- your phone number(s) and other contact information, so the matriminial disputes lawyer in Chandigarh can reach you if he or she needs to give you any follow-up information;
- all documents you have that relate to your court case, such as any agreements, compromises, panchayati razinama you have made with your spouse before or after the separation, any court orders, or any new applications;
- a list of questions, extra paper, and a pen so that you can write down the answers to any questions that you have;
- a typed summary of your story, including important dates; and
- some idea of what relief you want from your court case.
Gather and take additional documents and information
Take all documents you think might help. In addition to the above items, take along other documents or information such as:
- picture identification with your full name and address;
- full names and birth dates of all your children;
- information about medical problems you or your children have and about any medication you or your children have been prescribed;
- full name and current address, if you know it, of the other party like your spouse or ex-spouse, in-laws, or relatives who might be involved in court cases;
- the date you started living together and/or got married, and when you separated;
- information about where you and the other party works, salary of spouse, other sources of income of spouse;
- your marriage certificate;
- if you want to talk about property or maintenance under section 125, CrPC or section 24 of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act:
- information about your income and everything you know about the other party’s income
- your tax returns or summaries for the past three years
- copies of the other party’s tax returns for the past three years
- a list of everything that you and the other party own together or separately, including property – movable or immovable, pension and investment plans, or bank accounts (it doesn’t matter if things are in the other party’s name only)
- property tax assessments, if any
- your citizenship or immigration documents (if you were sponsored by the other party or in case of NRI / Non-Resident Indians or citizens of USA, Australia, Canada etc;
- a list of incidents in your relationship that explain any need for a order under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (for example, incidents of physical or mental abuse).