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Section 27 – The Hindu Marriage Act,1955

The Hindu Marriage Act,1955


27. Disposal of property.-


In any proceeding under this Act, the court may make such provisions in the decree as it deems just and proper with respect to any property presented, at or about the time of marriage, which may belong jointly to both the husband and the wife.






Section 27 is attracted only when the property presented at or about the time of marriage is alleged to belong jointly to both the spouses. Section 27 can only relate to a limited class of property that is owned jointly by the spouses which has been presented at or about the time of marriage. It is not permissible to bring in property brought after marriage as it would expand the scope of section 27. Held that jewellery presented at the time of marriage comes within section 27 of the Act but furniture brought after the marriage would not come within section 27 of the Act; Subhash Lata v. V.N. Khanna, AIR 1992 Del 14. See also Sangeeta Balkrishna Kadam v. Balkrishna Ramchandra Kadam , AIR 1994 Bom 3.



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