Adultery,bigamy
Husband's elder brother committed bigamy and adultery
My husband's elder brother committed bigamy. The second wife, even after knowing that he was already married had sexual relationship with him. The first wife warned the husband about legal action, and with police intervention the second wife was sent to her mother's place. The husband accepted that he had made a mistake and was sorry about what happened. Everything was looking fine until he was caught again with the same woman in bed. Parents of the husband and some neighbours also saw them. He later said he wanted to live with the other woman(second wife) but denied they were married. What action can be taken?
By  shruti sinha  |  04 Mar 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Vishal Kumar Thakur
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The person indulging such acts cannot be spared,file a criminal complaint against him in local police station,and file a divorce petition for which he will readily agree .Claim a huge compensation and agree for divorce by mutual consent.

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Ravindra Purohit
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Assuming you are hindus , you can proceed by filing a criminal case against your husband under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code. You can file a case under the charges of adultery combined with cruelty because as per the law of cruelty can even be mental cruelty. Secondly, if your husband married for the second time, the second marriage stands null and void before the law. In simple words, it shall not be considered as a valid marriage. However, if you want a divorce, adultery can be a ground for divorce but divorce is optional and completely your choice.
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Tushar Bhargava
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We have different line of actions depending on the desired outcome. Counselling session with a lawyer is advised to strategize the future course of action. Maintenance , Divorce with Alimony, Domestic Violence Complaint, Right in the matrimonial house, etc. are few actions that can be focused on.

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