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The Hindu Marriage Act,1955

The Hindu Marriage Act,1955





1 Short title and extent
2 Application of Act
3 Definitions
4 Over-riding effect of Act
5 Conditions for a Hindu marriage.
6 Guardianship in marriage
7 Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage.
8 Registration of Hindu marriages.
9 Restitution of conjugal rights.
10 Judicial separation .
11 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 Hindu marriage
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.



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