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Indian Divorce Act, 1869

   
  CHAPTER-I: PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, commencement of the Act
2. Extent of Act
3. Interpretation Clause
   
  CHAPTER II : JURISDICTION
4. Matrimonial jurisdiction of High Courts to be exercised subject to Act
5. Enforcement of decrees or orders made heretofore by Supreme Court or High Court
6. Pending suits
7. Court to act on principles of English Divorce Court
8. Extraordinary jurisdiction of High Court
9. Reference to High Court
   
  CHAPTER III : DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
10. When husband may petition for dissolution
11. Adulterer to be co-respondent
12. Court to be satisfied of absence of collusion
13. Dismissal of petition
14. Power to court to pronounce decree for dissolving marriage
15. Relief in case of opposition on certain grounds
16. Decrees for dissolution to be nisi
17. Confirmation of decree for dissolution by District Judge
18. Petition for decree of nullity
19. Grounds of decree
20. Confirmation of District Judge's decree
21. Children of annulled marriage
   
  CHAPTER V : JUDICIAL SEPARATION
22. Bar to decree for divorce a mensa et toro but judicial separation obtainable by husband or wife
23. Application for separation made by petition property
24. Separated wife deemed spinster with respect to after - acquired
25. Separated wife deemed spinster for purposes of contract and suing
26. Decree of separation obtained during absence of husband or wife may be reversed
   
  CHAPTER VI : PROTECTION-ORDERS
27. Deserted wife may apply to court for protection
28. Court may grant protection order
   
  CHAPTER IV : RIGHT TO PRACTISE
29. Discharge or variation of orders
30. Liability of husband seizing wife's property after notice of order
31. Wife’s legal position during continuance of order
   
  CHAPTER VII : RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS
32. Petition for restitution of conjugal rights
33. Answer to petition
   
  CHAPTER VIII : DAMAGES AND COSTS
34. Husband may claim damages from adulterer
35. Husband may claim damages from adulterer
   
  CHAPTER IX : ALIMONY
36. Alimony pendente lite
37. Power to order permanent alimony
38. Court may direct payment of alimony to wife or to her trustee
   
  CHAPTER X : SETTLEMENTS
39. Power to order settlement of wife’s property for benefit of husband and children
40. Inquiry into existence of ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlements
   
  CHAPTER XI : CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
41. Power to make orders as to custody of children in suits for separation
42. Power to make such orders after decree
43. Power to make orders as to custody of children in suits for dissolution or nullity
44. Power to make such orders after decree or confirmation
   
  CHAPTER XII : PROCEDURE
45. Code of Civil Procedure to apply
46. Forms of petitions and statements
47. Stamp on petition-Petition to state absence of collusion
48. Suits on behalf of lunatics
49. Suits by minors
50. Service of petition
51. Mode of taking evidence
52. Competence of husband and wife to give evidence as to cruelty or desertion
53. Power to close doors
54. Power to adjourn
55. Enforcement of, and appeal from, orders and decrees
56. Appeal to the Supreme Court
   
  CHAPTER XIII : RE-MARRIAGE
57. Liberty to parties to marry again
58. English clergyman not compelled to solemnize marriages of persons divorced for adultery
59. English Minister refusing to perform ceremony to permit use of his Church
   
  CHAPTER XIV : MISCELLANEOUS
60. Decree for separation or protection-order valid as to persons dealing with wife before reversal
61. Bar of suit for criminal conversation
62. Power to make rules
   
  SCHEDULE OF FORM
  Form I
  Form II
  Form III
  Form IV
  Form V
  Form VI
  Form VII
  Form VIII
  Form IX
  Form X
  Form XI
  Form XII
  Form XIII
  Form XIV

 

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