Divorce Cases

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage in the Hindu Marriage Act

The Hindu Marriage Act does not recognise the concept of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This concept does not allow the parties to prove guilt for divorce, therefore, it gives easy and respectable exit from the matrimonial bonding. In the modern development of social and economic conditions, marriage is no longer an institution. The marriage became a contract between the parties. Some provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act also made the marriage a civil contract between the parties.

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Mutually agreed Divorce

My daughter & Son-in-Law are not finding compatible with each other for the last few years and are on the verge of breaking. They are married strictly as per the customary practice of Lingayat community (Fully discussed in the Supreme Court decision referred below) duly performed by a...

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Separation by agreement

Can we live separate by our agreement instead of a decree of judicial separation? Parties to the marriage want to live separate without filing a petition of judicial separation or divorce they can do so by an agreement called separation by agreement. Parties are not under a legal obligation to...

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Divorce under Hindu marriage act

How many ways a Hindu marriage could be dissolved? The divorce came into force with the codification of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 (HMA). First time recognized divorce under the Hindu marriage act. Before 1955 divorce was not recognized in Hindu law except by some custom prevalent in the certain...

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