Territorial jurisdiction of family court

Territorial jurisdiction of family court

Section 6 of family court rules 1965, section 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 of civil procedure code 1908

Family court territorial jurisdiction .. court within the local limits of which the wife ordinary resides… family court alone had exclusive jurisdiction to deal with all the matrimonial disputes, whataver their nature, irrespective of territorial jurisdiction, provided that the famiy court where the wife resides shall have the jurisdiction to entertain such suits/claims… provisions of section 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 CPC stood excluded from the proceedings before the family court, thus the question of its territorial jurisdiction would never arise, provided that the family court where the wife resides shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over all such matter.

PLD 2016 SC 613