Law panel: Equal share in property acquired after marriage upon divorce

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By Accommodation Times Burea

NEW DELHI

In its consultation paper on ‘Reform of Family Law’ the Law Commission has passed a statement that it is important that regardless if the wife is financially or monetarily contributing to the family income, her other contributions towards the family like household labour, home management and child-bearing and care, should authorize her for an equal share in a marriage and thus, all property for income gained after marriage, should be equally divided equally on being divorced.

The authority said this should be applied on all personal laws and secular laws and amendment should be done accordingly, an agency said.

It said that all property acquired after the marriage of either spouse must be treated as a unit between the couple.

In the paper, it was said that compromises are often on the part of women for their careers, with regards of supporting families and their contribution towards a major share of housework, which can never be calculated in monetary terms. It also added that the society doesn’t value housework adequately and for working women childbearing results in a career break.

According to the agency paper said, “Therefore, it is important that regardless of whether the wife contributes to the family income, her contribution to a household in terms of household labour, home management, and childbearing and care should entitle her to an equal share in a marriage and thus all property for income gained after marriage should be divided equally upon divorce.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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