If you are looking for top Family Lawyers in Bangladesh with a high standard of work ethics and absolute discretion, then you have landed on the right page. At The law consultant, some of our family lawyers are specialised and trained to practice only in the family law matters in Bangladesh and are best in their professions. In the family law department of The law consultant, we have specialised lawyers who works as Divorce Lawyers in Bangladesh and are capable of advising on matters related to divorces for Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and people of other religion.the

Understand the Work of a Family Lawyer in Bangladesh

In order to understand the work of a family lawyer in Bangladesh, one must give due adherence to the social, political and cultural norms of Bangladesh, because family law is all about the behaviour of humans towards their family and private law matters. Although the family matters are the ones that mostly concerns issues which are domestic and personal in nature, however, people often transgress their boundaries and violates their privileges while inflicting harm on the very mind and soul of their loved and close ones. Whenever, there is a violation of such private and family rights, the work of a family lawyer in Bangladesh comes into play. At FM Associates we empathise the need of our clients, and special veil of care is always maintained when dealing with victims or sufferers of family rights violation.

In order to be specific and simple, family lawyers in Bangladesh deals with matters, includes but are not limited to, as follows:

  • Drafting of Marriage Documents in Bangladesh.
  • Registration of Marriages in Bangladesh for Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhist, Atheist or people of other religions in Bangladesh.
  • Violation of marital rights under the purview of Family law matters in Bangladesh.
  • Divorces, dissolution of marriages or judicial separation as applicable for Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhist, Atheist or people of other religions in Bangladesh.
  • Matters relating to Guardianship and Child custody in Bangladesh.
  • Adoption
  • Right to Property
  • Inheritance 

A Core Practice of a Family Lawyer | Divorce Procedure for Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhist, Atheist and People of Other Religion

The word divorce may sound simple as we speak, however, when we assess the procedures for divorces in Bangladesh it gets lot complicated because of different laws and procedures being applicable to people of different religions. There is no central law that governs divorces for people of all religion in Bangladesh. In fact, many family law matters such as inheritance, marriages and divorces are different depending on the religion of the individual. Therefore, while understanding the different procedure for people of different religion in regards to divorces in Bangladesh, the work of a family lawyer needs to adhere to the existing laws that deals with divorces in Bangladesh, which as follows:

1. Divorces for Muslims in Bangladesh

The procedures for divorces for muslims in Bangladesh differs on two specific grounds, one is divorces by consent and another is divorce by contest. Divorces by consent is dealt under section 7 of the Muslim Family Laws ordinance of 1961. Divorces by consent can take affect immediately after commencing and executing the papers, however, in most cases the husband can exercise such rights. In case of a woman, divorces by consent can be made effective, which is called Khula divorces, however, in that case the woman has to give up her rights of dower and pay back should the dower has been received by the Wife previously.

On the other hand, divorces for muslims in Bangladesh usually takes place through contest, and in such cases the following legislations shall apply, as follows:

  • Muslims Family Laws Ordinance 1961
  • The Muslim Marriage Dissolution Act, 1939

2. Divorces, dissolution of marriages or judicial separation by Christians, Hindus, Buddhist or people of other religions in Bangladesh.

Regulations relating to divorces, dissolution of marriages or judicial separation by christians or atheist are regulated by Divorce Act, 1869 in Bangladesh. While for Hindus and Buddhist there is no specific law that is in place for divorces.

However, for hindus, the The Hindu Married Women's Separation and Maintanance Act 1947, woman can opt for separation from her husbands under one of the following criteria:

(1) if he is suffering from any loathsome disease not contracted from her;

(2) if he is guilty of such cruelty towards her as renders it unsafe or undesirable for her to live with him;

(3) if he is guilty of desertion, that is to say, of abandoning her without her consent or against her wish;

(4) if he marries again;

(5) if he ceases to be a Hindu by conversion to another religion;

(6) if he keeps a concubine in the house or habitually resides with a concubine;

(7) for any other justifiable cause: