Unilateral withdrawal of consent for divorce is mental cruelty

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Unilateral withdrawal of consent by a spouse at the time of mutual divorce without any grounds amounts to mental cruelty, the Delhi High Court has said. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Yogesh Khanna said this while dealing with a case filed by a husband against a trial court’s order by which the couple,… Read more »

Malaika, Arbaaz attend counselling session after filing for

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Bollywood actress Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan attended their first counselling session after filing for divorce by mutual consent. The couple filed for divorce last month and attended the first mandatory counselling session on November 29 in Bandra Family Court. According to family court sources, on Tuesday they were given counselling in the family… Read more »

Affair during subsistence of marriage is cruelty: Delhi HC

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Having an affair during subsistence of marriage by either of the spouses amounts to cruelty, the Delhi High Court has observed while setting aside a trial court’s judgement granting divorce to a man who was in an “open adulterous relationship”. A bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Yogesh Khanna allowed the appeal filed by a… Read more »

SC waives 6-month waiting period, grants divorce to couple

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The Supreme Court has allowed an estranged couple’s plea for divorce by mutual consent by waiving the waiting period of six months, exercising its powers under the Constitution to do “complete justice”. A bench of justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Fali Nariman granted the relief to the couple after taking into consideration their several years… Read more »

HC quashes order giving divorce to husband exparte

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Observing that a court should use its discretion, the Bombay High Court has set aside an order of a civil judge in Baramati, who refused to condone the delay made by a woman in an application urging to dismiss a divorce decree granted to her husband ex-parte. Saying that this was a fit case where… Read more »

Marriages can be ended before cooling period: Apex court

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By invoking provisions of Article 142, the dissolution of marriage through mutual consent can be permitted before the cooling period of six months under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has said. (15:40) “We are of the opinion that in appropriate cases invocation of such power would not be unjustified and may even prove… Read more »

Being called pahadi can lead you to divorce

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If you use a word like pahadi or Bihari or any word which indicates your spouse and his/her family geographical background can lead you to the divorce path. As people are sensitive about this.  The Bombay high court observed on Thursday, that a reason for a marriage breaking up was that the wife’s father referred… Read more »

Rs 1 crore and a flat is cost of Divorce

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The biggest divorce settlement ever that you would not have heard till date is here. The Bombay high court has inked a historical judgement in its history by awarding a flat and Rs 1 crore as permanent alimony and maintenance to an estranged wife. A city resident will pay this whooping amount to his estranged… Read more »