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THE HINDU MARRIAGE ACT, 1955

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title and extent

2. Application of Act

3. Definitions.

4. Overriding effect of Act

HINDU MARRIAGES

5. Condition for a Hindu Marriage.

6. Guardianship in Marriage

7. Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage

8. Registration of Hindu Marriages

RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL SEPARATION

9. Restitution of Conjugal rights

10. Judicial separation

NULLITY OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

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 a Hindu marriage

JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE

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.

29. Enforcement of decrees and Orders

SAVINGS AND REPEALS

30. Savings

31. Repeals.

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