If there is a good chance of settlement, time limit can be extended, says Bench

The Hindu
March 4, 2013

The Supreme Court has directed all the family courts to encourage settlement for all matrimonial disputes through mediation. The Supreme Court said cases must be referred to mediation noting that “the courts shall set a reasonable time limit to complete the process of mediation because otherwise the resolution of the disputes may get delayed. In a given case, if there is a good chance of settlement, the court in its discretion can always extend the time limit.”

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