Whether you are an owner of a vast conglomeration or a smaller-scale business, one thing is for certain- in case of a family law dispute, the case is taken up in the family courts, which is a part of the district court. The reality of district courts in Pakistan is that there is usually a more ad-hoc basis of judicial treatment, a less-regulated legal process, and thus eventually more inconvenience and arbitrariness.

At JA Legal, an intrinsically uncomfortable yet so intimate area like family law is treated as if we too are facing the same personal problem. Although our team of lawyers to make seldom appearance at the district courts, we make family law our one exception. This is because, we consider it a cause, and a mission. Only if our clients’ family matters are in harmony, can they truly be productive citizens of the nation? Hence, any family case at the district level is treated as a case of the apex court. Be it a maintenance dispute, divorce dispute, or custody matter, JA Legal can be counted on to understand and to make things right.

The following are our key areas of practice before the Pakistani family courts:


To us, your child is more valuable than any piece of property can ever be. We fight for your legal rights as if we are fighting a crusade, keeping your interests above and beyond any other commitment. We do everything in our power to make sure that your child is given the correct legal recourse that would benefit his/her future in the long-term, since children are the bloodline of the world, and need to be valued as the leaders that they will be.


The end of a marriage is always a big step. But it can be bittersweet if done correctly.

As stated earlier, this area is predominately a matter before the lower courts of Pakistan, but JA Legal believes in providing the most sensitive of legal care and client dealing when working with a divorce/khulla case.


Maintenance is a sticky situation because sometimes the other party flatly does not wish to pay or doesn’t have the means to. In both situations, procuring maintenance and setting its rightful value can be a complex. We at JA Legal are advocates that fight aggressively for you before the courts, so that you are best served.


Known as one of the most complex areas of Islamic law, inheritance matters are very intricate. This is exacerbated due to the fact that the emotional toll on a family of a beloved parent, spouse, sibling, or child is too much to bear. When money or other forms of property are added to the mix, there is a great chance of extreme conflict. Individuals within large or small families have differing viewpoints, agendas, and experiences and these become hard to navigate. But with JA Legal, we know how to manage emotionally charged conflict and convert it into the form of an appropriate legal remedy, without creating a long-lasting family feud. Given that we are also very familiar with the area of inheritance, we can provide you with reasonable expectations right at the outset of the case so that you can better navigate your inheritance matter.

Domestic Violence:

Domestic violence by a spouse, parent, child or sibling is becoming more and more common. Domestic violence encompasses acts of physical, psychological, sexual, verbal and financial undue force. While this area can be treated as a criminal case in more severe scenarios, the matter can be taken before a family bench too. Given the fact that Pakistan has special legislation against domestic abuse, we levy this while unequivocally arguing your case so that you can get the best possible remedy. This can take the form of damages, interim and restraining orders, khullas/divorce and obtaining FIRs.