Family Laws of Goa, Daman And Diu: Volume 1
By the Goa, Daman and Diu Administration Act, the Parliament of India maintained that all Portuguese laws would remain in force in Goa, Daman and Diu before its liberation until amended or repealed by the competent legislature or other competent authority. Among these laws, the family laws relating to marriage, divorce and children, are still in force.
The text thereof is in Portuguese which created difficulty in the administration of justice for the members of the Bench and Bar not conversant with the Portuguese language and laws. and therefore a translation was required.
The purpose of translation was two-fold: First, to facilitate the administration of justice by those who are not conversant by the Portuguese language and laws, and, second, to make know the set-up of Family Laws in force in this territory (of Goa) to the rest of India.
Family Laws of Goa, Daman And Diu: Volume II
The Family Laws of Goa, Daman and Diu are different from that unlike in the rest of India, where the Law of Succession is contained in independent acts,viz. Indian Succession Act, 1925, Hindu Succession act, 1956. The Succession Law in force here is part of a code known as Civil Code. The Civil Code covers almost all the fields of substantive law on the civil side having 2538 Articles. Articles 1735 to 2166 deal with Succession.
This volume contains the translation of Articles 1735 to 2166. It also covers provisions related to Inventory Proceedings, Provisions of Donations, Executions of Wills, Special Rules of Succession, Gifts, Notarial Law, and Civil Code regarding rights of citizens and non-citizens.