Legislation becomes necessary to ensure order in the society. Society is changeful and dynamic. Social advancement of the nation largely depends upon the personal law therefore parliament thought of enacting laws in the field of family law. The Constitution of India gave a new voice to them, despite its limitations social legislation can be a powerful and effective tool in the hands of the law makers to fulfil their commitment to the weaker and the marginalised sections of the society. In modern period social changes are the product of new thinking on various matters where people feel social changes are need of the hour to meet the requirements of emergent situations.