Family Law


Family law in Nepal deals with legal matters concerning family relationships, marriage, divorce, and the rights and responsibilities of family members. The governing legal framework for family law is primarily based on the Muluki Ain (General Code) and various other statutes and regulations. In Nepal, the legal age for marriage is 20 years for both men and women, although exceptions can be made in certain circumstances. Family law addresses issues such as marriage registration, divorce proceedings, child custody, inheritance, and adoption. It aims to protect the rights and interests of all family members and promote social harmony within the diverse cultural landscape of Nepal. The laws are designed to ensure fair treatment and equal rights for spouses and children, and to address family-related disputes through proper legal channels and mechanisms.