According to the section 5 of the Family Court Ordinance, 1985 followings are the matter of family suit:
(a) dissolution of marriage;
(b) restitution of conjugal rights‘
(e) guardianship and custody of children.
All the above mentioned matters are under the jurisdiction of the Family Court. All the court of Assistant Judges are considered as Family Court in bangladesh as per law. In Family Courts the proceeding is initiated with the presentation of plaint by the plaintiff under section 6 of the Ordinance. The defendant, after being noticed within the meaning of section 7 of the ordinance, shall have to appear before the Family Court and file written statement under section 8 within 30 (thirty) days from the date of filing the suit. But, on the application of the defendant, the court may fix a further date not beyond twenty-one days for the presentation of the written statement of his defense. Section 9 deals with the consequence of non-appearance of parties. Accordingly, if, on the day called on for hearing, neither the plaintiff nor the defendant appears in the court, the Court may dismiss the suit. Again, if the defendant does not appear in the court and the notice is duly served, the court may proceed the hearing ex-parte and a further notice can be directed to be served, if it is not proved that the notice has been duly served. The court may also extend for 21 days for appearance, if the notice is served but the defendant does not have enough time to appear before the Family Court. Furthermore, where the defendant appears and the plaintiff does not appear, on the day of hearing the Court shall dismiss the suit, unless the defendant admits the claim or part thereof. As per section 10 the Family Court shall fix a date for ordinarily of not more than thirty days for a pre-trial hearing of the suit from the date of filing the writing statement. The family courts record the evidence according to rules laid down by section 12 of the ordinance. After the close of evidence of all parties, if compromise or reconciliation is not possible, the Court shall pronounce judgment and, on such judgment either at once or on some future day not beyond seven days of which due notice shall be given to the parties or their agents or advocates a decree shall follow.
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