In all family law cases, Courts encourage an attempt for reconciliation between the spouses.
Consequence of Reconciliation
After reconciliation happens, either:
- You and your spouse can get back together and continue your marital relationship, or
- You and your spouse can decide to end the marriage peacefully and divorce each other.
There are three kinds of reconciliation methods in India:
- Mediation is a process of resolving conflicts by identifying their causes and then making a strategy to address them. This is done by a mediator who is a person either appointed by the Court during the divorce proceedings or is assigned from a Mediation Centre which is located near the Court.
- In Conciliation, a person known as the conciliator is appointed. His role is to persuade the parties to arrive at a solution suggested by him during the course of the discussions.
Counsellor in Family Courts
- A counsellor is a person whose job is to provide advice, help, or encouragement to solve problems during divorce and other family matters. A counsellor is a person appointed by a Family Court to find out:
- The reason why or if you and your spouse are incompatible for each other.
- Whether the incompatibility can be fixed by any psychological or psychiatric assistance from doctors.
- Whether you and your spouse are under the influence of anybody else to divorce each other.
- Whether you and your spouse are taking free and independent decisions regarding the divorce.