The Family Courts Act,1984
8. Exclusion of jurisdiction and pending proceedings.
Where a Family Court has been established for any area:-
(a) No district court or any subordinate civil court referred to in subsection (1) of Section 7 shall, in relation to such area, have or exercise any jurisdiction in respect, of any suit or proceeding of the nature referred to in the explanation to that sub-section; (b) No magistrate shall, in relation to such area, have or exercise any jurisdiction or power under Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974);
(c) Every suit or proceeding of the nature referred to in the explanation to, sub-section (1) of Section 7 and every proceeding under Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974), –
(i) Which is pending immediately before the establishment of such Family Court before any district court or subordinate court referred to in that sub-section or, as the case may be before any magistrate under the said Code; and
(ii) Which would have been required to he instituted or taken before such Family Court if, before the date on which such suit or proceeding was instituted or taken, this Act had conic into force and such Family Court had been established,
Shall stand transferred to such Family Court on the date on which it is established.