Section 19 – The Family Courts Act,1984

The Family Courts Act,1984

19. Appeal.

Chapter V


1 Substituted by Act. No. 59 of 1991

(1) Save as provided in subsection (2) and notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (5 of 1908) or in the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974) or in any other law, an appeal shall lie from every judgment or order, not being an interlocutory order, of a Family Court to the High Court both on facts and on law.

(2) No appeal shall lie from a decree or order passed by the Family Court with the consent of the parties 1[or from an order passed under Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974). Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to any appeal pending before a High Court or any order passed under Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (2 of 1974) before the commencement of the Family Courts (Amendment) Act 1991].

(3) Every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of thirty days from the date of the judgment or order of a Family Court. 2[(4) The High Court may, of its own motion or otherwise, call for and examine the record of any proceeding in which the Family Court situate within its jurisdiction passed an order under Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the correctness, legality or propriety of the order, not being ail interlocutory order, and, as to the regularity of such proceeding.

(5) Except as aforesaid, no appeal or revision shall lie to any Court from any judgment, order or decree of a Family Court.

(6) An appeal preferred under sub-section (1) shall be heard by a Bench consisting of two or more Judges.

1 Inserted by Act. No. 59 of 1991

2. Sub-sec (4) inserted and original sub-section (4) & (5) re-numbered as (5) & (6) by Act No. 59 of 1991

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