- Property Dispute
- Divorce & Alimony
- Muslim Law
- Motor Accident
The term criminal pertains to or involves crimes and the subsequent administration of justice accordingly. Additionally, a criminal is a person who has conducted himself in a manner causing social harm that calls for punishment according to the degree of offence as prescribed by law. There are two basic conditions for establishment of criminality: The accused must exhibit some guilt of mind or mens rea; and must actually carry out the criminal act. This is called actus reus. Criminal acts may be broadly classified into serious crimes, major offences, contravention of law or a slight or trivial breach of the legal system.
Civil cases comprise noncriminal lawsuits and usually involve disputes over private property. Civil cases are heard for contractual breach, divorce, probate, protection of intellectual property rights, negligence, encroachment, payment of compensation & damages and getting injunctions against wrongful parties. Civil cases are also known as civil proceedings, civil actions, or civil suits. Civil cases are initiated by an entity or person called a plaintiff with a claim that some other entity or person called the defendant has failed to keep his promise to the former. Both plaintiff and defendant are called litigants or parties. Civil cases are fought in both state and Supreme courts.
When an entity or individual owns something, he is said to be the owner of property. Property is generally of two types: ``Real’’ which may imply land or any other form of real estate and industrial plants; and "personal” which comprises all else. Property may also be "Common” and may be jointly held by more than one persons. There is also "Community property," a joint ownership among an individual and his spouse while "Public property," is anything that is government owned such as the state, county, districts, parks and other public facilities. The law courts have a special responsibility to clarify and enforce ownership issues.
Divorce & Alimony
The process of divorce implies the dissolution of any legalized marriage by way of a competent and recognized court. According to the fault, offences and guilt theories, a marriage is dissolvable only if either party involved in the said marriage has to his credit any matrimonial offence. There are two parties to a divorce: the guilty and the innocent and only the latter can seek a divorce. However, if both contenders are at fault, a remedy cannot be found. Divorce can also happen by mutual consent at the free will of both parties where mutual incompatibility is the main cause.
Muslim law in India is basically guided and governed according to the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act of 1937. The law is applicable to the entire Indian sub-continent except for Jammu & Kashmir state. Notwithstanding any usage or customs on the contrary, the law applies to all issues except matters pertaining to agricultural land and includes within its ambit special properties owned by females that include personal property obtained by inheritance or by contract and/or gift under provisions pertaining to Personal law, intestate succession, marriage and/or its dissolution by way of talaq, zihar, ila, khula, lian & mubaraat, dower, maintenance, gifts, guardianship, trusts and wakfs
Motor accidents are said to occur when the driver of any motorized vehicle collides with another vehicle causing bodily harm to either party or both. However, there may be special circumstances when other parties, due to their negligence, are liable for any damage caused. These include: the municipality or state maintaining signs, bridges and roads; car manufacturers as also auto repair shops. The aggrieved or affected party is empowered by law to seek compensation to put him back in his original position prior to the accident. The recovery may be based on lost wages, permanent disfigurement, medical expenses and loss in earning capacity.
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