N. Kumar, Judge of the Karnataka High Court, has said matrimonial disputes should be settled through counselling and mediation.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating a workshop on “Matrimonial Disputes: Solution through Counselling and Mediation” organised jointly by the District Legal Services Authority and Mediation Centre, and the Karnataka Bar Council here on Sunday.
Mr. Kumar said that advocates and judges should try their best to ensure that couples who approach the court with matrimonial disputes do not end up with a divorce. Through counselling and mediation, they should be helped to resolve the differences between them so that they can get back to their normal lives. Karnataka Bar Council vice-president L. Srinivasbabu said advocates and judges should use their experience and knowledge to find solutions to litigations and disputes.
Presiding over the function, council president A.A. Magdum said the legal fraternity must uphold professional ethics and never yield to any influence or pressure while delivering justice to the needy.