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Grounds for divorce as mentioned in Indian Penal Code under Hindu Marriage Act. Brief about Hindu marriage act & Divorce Laws in India.

Grounds for divorce as mentioned in Indian Penal Code under Hindu Marriage Act. Brief about Hindu marriage act & Divorce Laws in India.

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  • 1. Grounds For Divorce in India Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
  • 2. Adultery
    • Adultery is any kind of sexual relationship outside marriage.
    • Adultery is a criminal offence.
    • Substantial proofs are required to establish adultery.
    • One single act of adultery is enough to file for divorce.
  • 3. Cruelty
    • Cruelty is any kind of mental and physical injury that causes danger to life, limb and health.
    • One single act is not enough to establish mental torture. There has to be a series of incidents.
    • Cruelty includes:
      • Denial of food
      • Continuous ill treatment
      • Abuses to acquire dowry
      • Perverse sexual act
  • 4. Desertion
    • Desertion is the voluntarily abandonment of spouse
    • Divorce can be filed only after a period of two years of abandonment
  • 5. Venereal Disease
    • Disease has to be:
    • Serious
    • Easily communicable
    • Includes sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS
  • 6. Not Heard Alive
    • Spouse is presumed to be dead if he/she:
    • Is not seen or heard alive
    • For a continuous period of seven years
  • 7. Other Grounds For Divorce
    • Conversion - Conversion to another religion
    • Mental Disorder - Incurable mental disorder and insanity
    • Leprosy – A ‘virulent and incurable’ form of leprosy
  • 8. Other Grounds For Divorce
    • Renunciation - If spouse renounces worldly pleasures to follow a religious order
    • No Resumption of Cohabitation – If couple fails to resume cohabitation after the court has passed a decree of separation.
  • 9. www.lawisgreek.com
    • Find out more about the Hindu Marriage Act & Divorce Laws on
    • LIG - Layman to Lawman
    • Resources:
    • Divorce Laws - http:// www.lawisgreek.com /category/divorce-law/
    • Hindu Marriage Laws - http:// www.lawisgreek.com/category/hindu -marriage-laws /