DIVORCE BY MUTUAL CONSENT UNDER HINDU LAW
By Sukriti Chowdhury
Marriage is a sacred institution. Although, carrying forward such a marriage with cold relations between the husband and wife could be a stressful affair. When both parties agree to divorce in a friendly manner, rather than fighting in court and defaming each other, it is a more peaceful method to end the relationship. By filing a petition in the court under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the parties can seek divorce by mutual consent. Both parties’ agreement to separate peacefully is referred to as “mutual consent.” This article explains the step-by-step procedure for divorce by mutual consent under Hindu law, as well as its essentials, the directory nature of the statutorily mandated waiting period and an account of the consequences of Withdrawal of Consent by any of the parties on passage of the decree of divorce.
Mutual Consent, Divorce, Section 13-B, Hindu Marriage Act, Family court.
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