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Updated: Jul 10, 2021

The Family Court is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Krishna Veni Nagam v Harish nagam, Civil Original Jurisdiction, Transfer Petition (Civil) No 1912 OF 2014, Supreme Court of India judgment dated March 9, 2017: In matrimonial or custody matters or in proceedings between parties to a marriage or arising out of disputes between parties to a marriage, wherever the defendants/respondents are located outside the jurisdiction of the court, the court where proceedings are instituted, may examine whether it is in the interest of justice to incorporate any safeguards for ensuring that summoning of defendant/respondent does not result in denial of justice. Order incorporating such safeguards may be sent along with the summons.

The safeguards can be:-

i) Availability of video conferencing facility.

ii) Availability of legal aid service.

iii) Deposit of cost for travel, lodging and boarding in terms of Order XXV CPC.

iv) E-mail address/phone number, if any, at which litigant from out station may communicate.

Bhuwan Mohan Singh v Meena and Others, Criminal Appeal Jurisdiction, Criminal Appeal No. 1331 OF 2014, Supreme Court of India judgement dated July 15, 2014.Section 89 and Order X, Rules 1A, 1B and 1C of Civil Procedure Code.



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