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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955



Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

  Chapter I : Preliminary
1. Short title and extent
2. Application of Act
3. Definitions
4. Overriding effect of Act
  Chapter II : Hindu Marriages
5. Condition for a Hindu Marriage
6. Guardianship in Marriage
7. Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage
8. Registration of Hindu Marriages
  Chapter III : Restitution of Conjugal rights and judicial separation
9. Restitution of conjugal rights
10. Judicial separation
  Chapter IV : Nullity of Marriage and Divorce
11. Nullity of marriage and divorce- Void marriages
12. Voidable Marriages
13. Divorce
13A. Alternate Relief in Divorce Proceedings
13B. Divorce by mutual consent
14. No petition for divorce to be presented within one year of marriage
15. Divorced persons. When may marry again
16. Legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages
17. Punishment of Bigamy
18. Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for a Hindu marriage
  Chapter V : Jurisdiction and Procedure
19. Court to which petition shall be presented
20. Contents and verification of Petitions
21. Application of Act 5 of 1908
21A. Power to transfer petitions in certain cases
21B. Special provision relating to trial and disposal of petitions under the Act
21C. Documentary evidence
22. Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published
23. Decree in proceedings
23A. Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings
24. Maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings
25. Permanent alimony and maintenance
26. Custody of children
27. Disposal of property
28. Appeals from decrees and orders
28A. Enforcement of decrees and orders
29. Savings
30. Repeals


Hindu Marriage Act, 1955





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