Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
[Act No. 25 of 1955]
PRELIMINARY (Sec 1-4)
Section 1 : Short title and extent.
Section 2 : Application of Act.
Section 3 : Definitions.
Section 4 : Overriding effect of Act.
HINDU MARRIAGES (Sec. 5-8)
Section 5 : Conditions for a Hindu marriage.
Section 6 : [Omitted.].
Section 7 : Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage.
Section 8 : Registration of Hindu marriages.
RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL SEPARATION (Sec. 9-10)
Section 9 : Restitution of conjugal right.
Section 10 : Judicial separation.
NULLITY OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE (Sec. 11-18)
Section 11 : Void marriages.
Section 12 : Voidable marriages.
Section 13 : Divorce.
Section 13A : Alternate relief in divorce proceedings.
Section 13B : Divorce by mutual consent.
Section 14 : No petition for divorce to be presented within one year of marriage.
Section 15 : Divorced persons when may marry again.
Section 16 : Legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages.
Section 17 : Punishment of bigamy.
Section 18 : Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for a Hindu marriage.
JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE (Sec. 19 – 28A)
Section 19 : Court to which petition shall be presented.
Section 20 : Contents and verification of petitions.
Section 21 : Application of Act 5 of 1908.
Section 21A : Power to transfer petitions in certain cases.
Section 21B : Special provision relating to trial and disposal of petitions under the Act.
Section 21C : Documentary evidence.
Section 22 : Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published.
Section 23 : Decree in proceedings.
Section 23A : Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings.
Section 24 : Maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings.
Section 25 : Permanent alimony and maintenance.
Section 26 : Custody of children.
Section 27 : Disposal of property.
Section 28 : Appeals from decrees and orders.
Section 28A : Enforcement of decrees and orders.
SAVINGS AND REPEALS (Sec. 29-30)
Section 29 : Savings.
Section 30 : [Repealed.].