• Indian Divorce Act, 1869: Bare Act

  • Indian Divorce Act, 1869 

    CHAPTER III : DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

    • Section-10 : When husband may petition for dissolution
    • Section-11 : Adulterer to be co-respondent
    • Section-12 : Court to be satisfied of absence of collusion
    • Section-13 : Dismissal of petition
    • Section-14 : Power to court to pronounce decree for dissolving marriage
    • Section-15 : Relief in case of opposition on certain grounds
    • Section-16: Decrees for dissolution to be nisi
    • Section-17: Confirmation of decree for dissolution by District Judge
    • Section-18: Petition for decree of nullity
    • Section-19: Grounds of decree
    • Section-20: Confirmation of District Judge

    CHAPTER V : JUDICIAL SEPARATION

    • Section-22: Bar to decree for divorce a mensa-et-toro but judicial separation obtainable by husband or wife
    • Section-23 : Bar to decree for divorce a mensa-et-toro but judicial separation obtainable by husband or wife
    • Section-24: Separated wife deemed spinster with respect to after - acquired
    • Section-25: Separated wife deemed spinster for purposes of contract and suing
    • Section-26: Decree of separation obtained during absence of husband or wife may be reversed

    CHAPTER VI : PROTECTION-ORDERS

    • Section-27: Deserted wife may apply to court for protection
    • Section-28: Court may grant protection order

    RIGHT TO PRACTICE

    CHAPTER VII : RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS

    CHAPTER VIII : DAMAGES AND COSTS

    • Section-34: Husband may claim damages from adulterer
    • Section-35: Husband may claim damages from adulterer

    CHAPTER IX : ALIMONY

    CHAPTER X : SETTLEMENTS

    • Section-39: Power to order settlement of wife’s property for benefit of husband and children
    • Section-40: Inquiry into existence of ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlements

    CHAPTER XI : CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

    • Section-41: Power to make orders as to custody of children in Sections for separation
    • Section-42; Power to make such orders after decree
    • Section-43: Power to make orders as to custody of children in Sections for dissolution or nullity
    • Section-44: Power to make such orders after decree or confirmation

    CHAPTER XII : PROCEDURE

    Power to adjourn

    • Section-55: Enforcement of, and appeal from, orders and decrees
    • Section-56: Appeal to the Supreme Court

    CHAPTER XIV : MISCELLANEOUS

    • Section-60: Decree for separation or protection-order valid as to persons dealing with wife before reversal
    • Section-61: Bar of Section for criminal conversation
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