Hindu Marriage Act

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Section 29: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 29: Savings (1) A marriage solemnized between Hindus before the commencement of this Act, which is otherwise valid, shall not be deemed to be invalid or ever to have been invalid by reason only of the fact that the parties thereto belonged to the same gotra or pravara or belonged to...

Section 28-A: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 28-A: Enforcement of decree and orders All decrees and orders made by the court in any proceeding under this Act shall be enforced in the like manner as the decrees and order of the court made in the exercise of its original civil jurisdiction for the time being are enforced.

Section 28: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 28: Appeal from decrees and orders (1) All decrees made by the court in any proceeding under this Act shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), be appealable as decrees of the court made in the exercise of its original civil jurisdiction, and every such appeal shall lie to the...

Section 27: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 27: Disposal of property In any proceeding under this Act, the court may make such provisions in the decree as it deems just and proper with respect to any property presented, at or about the time of marriage, which may belong jointly to both the husband and the wife.

Section 26: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 26: Custody of children In any proceeding under this Act, the court may, from time to time, pass such interim orders and, make such provisions in the decree as it may deem just and proper with respect to the custody, maintenance and education of minor children, consistently with their...

Section 25: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 25: Permanent alimony and maintenance (1) Any court exercising jurisdiction under this Act may, at the time of passing any decree or at any time subsequent thereto, on application made to it for the purpose by either the wife or the husband, as the case may be, order that the respondent...

Section 24: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 24. Maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings Where in any proceedings under this Act it appears to the court that either the wife or the husband, as the case may be, has no independent income sufficient for her or his support and the necessary expenses of the proceeding, it...

Section 23: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 23: Decree in proceedings (1) In any proceeding under this Act, whether defended or not, if the court is satisfied that— (a) any of the grounds for granting relief exists and the petitioner except in cases where the relief is sought by him on the ground specified in sub-clause (a),...

Section 22: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 22: Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published (1) Every proceeding under this Act shall be conducted in camera and it shall not be lawful for any person to print or publish any matter in relation to any such proceeding except a judgment of the High Court or of the...

Section 21-C: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 21-C: Documentary evidence Notwithstanding anything in any enactment to the contrary, no document shall be inadmissible in evidence in any proceeding at the trial of a petition under this Act on the ground that it is not duly stamped or registered.

Section 4: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 4: Overriding effect of Act Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act,— (a) any text, rule or interpretation of Hindu law or any custom or usage as part of that law in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall cease to have effect with respect to any matter for...

Section 3: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 3: Definitions In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) the expression “custom” and “usage” signify and rule which, having been continuously and uniformly observed for a long time, has obtained the force of law among Hindus in any local area, tribe, community, group or...

Section 2: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 2: Application of Act (1) This Act applies:- (a) to any person who is a Hindu by religion in any of its forms or developments, including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj, (b) to any person who is a Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh by religion, and (c) to...

Section 1: Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 1: Short title and extent (1) This Act may be called the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. (2) It extends to the whole of India and applies also to Hindus domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are outside the said territories.