The Indian Divorce Act, 1869
60. Decree for separation or protection-order valid as to persons dealing with wife before reversal. –
Every decree for judicial separation or order to protect property, obtained by a wife under this Act shall, until reversed or discharged, be deemed valid, so far as necessary, for the protection of any person dealing with the wife.
No reversal, discharge or variation of such decree or order shall affect any rights or remedies which any person would otherwise have had in respect of any contracts or acts of the wife entered into or done between the dates of such decree or order, and of the reversal, discharge or variation thereof.
Indemnity of persons making payment to wife without notice of reversal of decree or protection- order. -All persons who in reliance on any such decree or order make any payment to, or permit any transfer or act to be made or done by, the wife who has obtained the same shall,
notwithstanding such decree or order may then have been reversed, discharged or varied, or the separation of the wife from her husband may have ceased, or at some time since the making of the decree or order been discontinued, be protected and indemnified as if, at the time of such payment, transfer or other act, such decree or order were valid and still subsisting without variation, and the separation had not ceased or been discontinued.
Unless, at the time of payment, transfer or other act, such person had notice of the reversal, discharge or variation of the decree or order or of the cessation or discontinuance of the separation.