Faced with a perverse Compensation Order in the DV case here, I filed a Criminal Appeal before the Principal District and Sessions Judge Court, Ongole, Prakasam which got transferred/assigned to the Family Court, Ongole, Prakasam.
The case began with issuance of notice to the Respondent, which took me many months, since I engaged an advocate this time to argue this Appeal. I had to think through lot of scenarios before coming to the conclusion to engage an advocate this time, instead of facing the case as Party-in-person.
After failing twice to issue notices on the Respondent, we sought Court permission to file STEPS petition (for newspaper publication). The Family Court allowed the petition on same date.
I am hopeful that the Appeal will be allowed in Feb 2024.