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Decree in Proceedings. Section 23 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

In any proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, whether it is defended or not the court can pass decree if it is satisfied with all the clauses. Provisions in the Act mentioned in Section 23 the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 are.

Section 23 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 - Decree in proceedings
Section 23(1) In any proceeding under this Act, whether defended or not, if the Court is satisfied that-
(a) any of the grounds for granting relief exists and the petitioner except in cases where the relief is sought by him on the grounds specified in sub-clause (a), sub clause (b) and sub-clause (c) of clause (ii) of Section 5 is not any way taking advantage of his or her own wrong or disability for the purpose of such relief, and (b) where the ground of the petition is the ground specified in clause (i) of subsection (1) of Section 13, the petitioner has not in any manner been accessory to or connived at or condoned the act or acts complained of, or where the ground or the petition is cruelty the petitioner has not in any manner condoned the cruelty, and

(bb) when a divorce is sought on the ground of mutual consent, such consent has not been obtained by force, fraud or undue influence, and

(c) the petition not being a petition presented under section 11 is not presented or prosecuted in collusion with the respondent, and

(d) there has not been any unnecessary or improper delay in instituting the proceeding, and

(e) there is no other legal ground why relief should not be granted, then, and in such a case, but not otherwise, the court shall decree such relief accordingly.

(2) Before proceeding to grant any relief under this Act, it shall be the duty of the Court in the first instance, in every case where it is possible so to do consistently with the nature and circumstances of the case, to make every endeavour to bring about a reconciliation between the parties:

Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall apply to any proceeding wherein relief is sought on any of the grounds specified in clause (ii), clause (iii), clause (iv), clause (v), clause (vi) or clause (vii), of sub-section (1) of Section 13.

 

(3) For the purpose of aiding the Court in bringing about such reconciliation, the court may, if the parties so desire or if the Court thinks it just and proper so to do adjourn the proceedings for a reasonable period not exceeding fifteen days and refer the matter to any person named by the parties in this behalf or to any person nominated by the Court if the parties fail to name any person, with directions to report to the Court as to whether reconciliation can be and has been effected and the court shall in disposing of the proceeding have due regard to the report.

(4) In every case where a marriage is dissolved by a decree of divorce, the court passing the decree shall give a copy thereof free of cost to each of the parties.

Section 23-A- Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings.
In any proceedings for divorce or judicial separation or restitution of conjugal rights, the respondent may not only oppose the relief sought on the ground of petitioner's adultery, cruelty or desertion, but also make a counter-claim for any relief under this Act on that ground; and if the petitioner's adultery, cruelty or desertion is proved, the Court may give to the respondent any relief under this Act to which he or she would have been entitled if he or she had presented a petition seeking such relief on that ground.

   
 

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Law relating to marriage among Hindus

Whom Hindu Marriage Act 1955 applicable to? Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and its applicability to religions.

What are the conditions for a Hindu Marriage as per The Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Conditions.

Is it necessary to Register a Hindu marriage? Registration Requirement of Hindu Marriage as per Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is restitution of conjugal rights? Section 9 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Judicial Separation? Section 10 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is Nullity of Marriage and Divorce? Section 11 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Voidable Marriage ? Section 12 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

How Divorce can be obtained? What are the grounds for Divorce as per Section 13 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Divorce Petition and grounds to file divorce petition

What is Alternate Relief in Divorce Proceedings? Section 13A of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is divorce by Mutual Consent as per Section 13B of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Alternate relief and Divorce by mutual consent of husband and wife.

What is the time limit to file Divorce Petition? When can a divorce petition be filed? Section 14 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

When a divorced person marry again? What is the time limit for remarriage? Section 15 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages? Section 16 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the punishment for bigamy? Section 17 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for bigamy under Hindu Law and Indian Penal Code section 494 and 495.

What is the punishment for contravention of provisions in the Hindu Marriage Act? Section 18 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for violation of Provisions in the Act

In which court petition under the Hindu Marriage Act shall be presented ? Section 19 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Contents and Verification of petitions

What is application of Act 5 of 1908? Power to transfer petition in certain cases. Special provision related to trial and disposal under the Act and Documentary evidence. Section 21, 21A, 21B & 21C of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Can proceeding recorded in camera be published or printed? Proceedings to be in camera may not be printed or published. Section 22 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Decree in Proceedings. Section 23 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Who will pay proceeding expenses? Section 24, What is permanent alimony and Maintenance? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 26 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Disposal of property under section 27 of the Act

How to file appeal against Decrees made by the Court against any proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Enforcement of Decrees and Orders. Section 28 and 28A of the Act

Whether the marriage solemnized between Hindus before the commencement of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 is valid? Section 29 Savings

 

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