The Family Courts Act,1984
3. Establishment of Family Courts.
(1) For the purpose of exercising the jurisdiction and powers conferred on a Family Court by this Act, the State Government, alter consultation with the High Court, and by notification. –
(a) Shall, as soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, establish for every area in the State comprising a city or town whose population exceeds one million, a Family Court;
(b) May establish Family Courts for such other areas in the State as it may deem necessary.
(2) The State Government shall, after consultation with the High Court, specify, by notification, the local limits of the area to which the jurisdiction of a Family Court shall extend and may, at any time, increase, reduce or alter such limits.