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Section 8 - Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption : Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956

 

What is the Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption? Section 8 of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956

Section 8 of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956 : "Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption"

8. Any female Hindu ?

(a) who is of sound mind,

(b) who is not a minor, and

(c) who is not married, or if married, whose marriage has been dissolved or whose husband is dead or has completely and finally renounced the world or has ceased to be a Hindu or has been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be of unsound mind,

has the capacity to take a son or daughter in adoption.

 

HINDU ADOPTIONS AND MAINTENANCE ACT 1956

Section 2 - Application of Act

Section 3 - Definitions

Section 4 - Overriding effect of Act

CHAPTER II ADOPTION

Section 5 - Adoptions to be regulated by this Chapter

 

 

Section 6 - Requisites of a valid adoption

Section 7 - Capacity of a male Hindu to take in adoption

Section 8 - Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption

Section 9 - Persons capable of giving in adoption

Section 10 - Persons who may be adopted

 

 

Section 11 - Other conditions for a valid adoption

Section 12 - Effects of adoption

Section 13 - Right of adoptive parents to dispose of their properties

Section 14 - Determination of adoptive mother in certain cases

Section 15 - Valid adoption not to be cancelled

 

 

Section 16 - Presumption as to registered documents relating to adoption

Section 17 - Prohibition of certain payments

CHAPTER III MAINTENANCE

Section 18 - Maintenance of wife

Section 19 - Maintenance of widowed daughter-in-law

Section 20 - Maintenance of children and aged parents

Section 21 - Dependants defined

Section 22 - Maintenance of dependants

Section 23 - Amount of maintenance

Section 24 - Claimant to maintenance should be a Hindu

Section 25 - Amount of maintenance may be altered on change of circumstances

Section 26 - Debts to have priority

Section 27 - Maintenance when to be a charge

Section 28 - Effect of transfer of property on right to maintenance

CHAPTER IV REPEALS AND SAVINGS

Section 29 - Repeals

Section 30 - Savings

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