Section 25 of the Code of Civil Procedure provides that the Honorable Supreme Court retains power to transfer any case, appeal or any other proceedings from a High Court or a Civil Court in a certain state to a High Court or a Civil Court in other states. The Honorable Supreme Court may exercise this power if it is satisfied that the same expedites justice.
When Is A Transfer Petition Filed In The Supreme Court?
A wife can file a transfer petition in the Supreme Court if her husband files the divorce petition in the state where they married while the wife has shifted to reside in her paternal home in another state. The Supreme Court doesn’t always favor the wife, and the husband can counter the allegations and protect himself from being harassed.
If the wife claims that she has a minor child, the court can direct the grandparents to look after the child while she is away for the case proceedings. On this ground the transfer petition can be denied in favor of the husband. If the wife claims that she had to cover long distances for the case proceedings, the husband is given the option to pay for 2nd class AC tickets for the wife to travel.
If the wife says that her life is threatened hence she cannot travel long distances, she has to provide tangible evidence in the court.
If the husband is responsible for child custody, he is more likely to get decision on a transfer petition in his favor.
How To Draft A Transfer Petition
Summary: You are required to outline a short and simple synopsis of your case. The summary should be crisp as well as to the point. It should relate only to the facts which form the grounds for transfer of the case.
Case details: You are required to pen down necessary details of the case.
Prepare the ground: You have to specify the grounds on which you seek transfer of the case. Some common grounds are mentioned below.
- Fear of prejudice in a given jurisdiction.
- Threat to life.
- Medical grounds.
- Ailing or old parents.
- Financial difficulties.
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