Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What are the provision under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 regarding law relating to marriage among Hindus?. Information related to marriage, divorce, maintenance, decree order etc.

 

Preliminary

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 except the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and
applies also to Hindus domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are
outside the said territories.

Section 2. Application of the Act

Section 3 and 4 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955

 

Hindu Marriages

Section 5 Conditions for Hindu Marriage.

Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Section 8 Registration of Hindu Marriages

 

Restitution of Conjugal rights and judicial separation

Section 9 Restitution of Conjugal Rights

Section 10 Judicial Separation

 

Nullity of Marriage and Divorce

Section 11 Nullity of Marriage and Divorce- Void Marriages

Section 12 Voidable Marriages

Section 13 Divorce

Section 13A Alternate Relief in Divorce Proceedings

Section 13B Divorce by Mutual Consent

Section 14 No Petition for Divorce to be Presented within one year of Marriage

Section 15 Divorced Person, When may marry again

Section 16 Legitimacy of Children of Void and Voidable Marriages

Section 17 Punishment for Bigamy

Section 18 Punishment for contravention of certain other provisions in the Hindu Marriage Act

 

Jurisdiction and Procedure

Section 19 Court to which Petition shall be presented

Section 20 Contents and Verification of Petitions

Section 21 Application of Act 5 of 1908

Section 21A Power to transfer Petitions in Certain Cases

Section 21B Special Provision relating to trial and disposal of Petitions under the Act

Section 21C Documentary Evidence

Section 22 Proceedings to be recorded and may not be Printed or published

Section 23 Decree of Proceedings

Section 23A Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings

Section 24 Maintenance, Pendente lite and Expenses for Proceedings

Section 25 Permanent Alimony and Maintenance

Section 26 Custody of Children

Section 27 Disposal of Property

Section 28 Appeals from Decrees and Orders

Section 28A Enforcement of Decrees and Orders

Section 29 Savings

 

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