Petition under the Hindu Marriage Act shall be presented in the court as mentioned in Section 19 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.
Section 19 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 - Court to
which petition shall be presented?
Every petition under this Act shall be presented to the District Court within the local limits of whose ordinary original civil jurisdiction:
(i) the marriage was solemnized, or
(ii) the respondent, at the time of the presentation of the petition, resides, or
(iii) the parties to the marriage last resided together, or
(iv) the petitioner is residing at the time of the presentation of the petition, in a case where the respondent is at that time, residing outside the territories to which this Act extends, or has not been heard of as being alive for a period of seven years or more by those persons who would naturally have heard of him if he were alive.
Section 20 Contents and verification of Petitions
Section 20(1) Every petition presented under this Act shall state as distinctly as the nature of the case permits the facts on which the claims to relief is founded and, except in a petition under Section 11, shall also state that there is no collusion between the petitioner and the other party to the marriage.
(2) The statements contained in every petition under this Act shall be verified by the petitioner or some other competent person in the manner required by law for the verification of plaints, and may, at the hearing, be referred to as evidence.
Section 21. Application of Act 5 of 1908
Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act and to such rules as the High Court may make in this behalf all proceedings under this Act shall be regulated, as far as may be, by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
The Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) 1955
Section 2. Application of the Act
Section 3 and 4 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955
Section 5 Conditions for Hindu Marriage.
Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955
Section 8 Registration of Hindu Marriages
Section 9 Restitution of Conjugal Rights
Section 10 Judicial Separation
Section 11 Nullity of Marriage and Divorce- Void Marriages
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 Person, When may marry again
Section 16 Legitimacy of Children of Void and Voidable Marriages
Section 17 Punishment for Bigamy
Section 18 Punishment for contravention of certain other provisions in the Hindu Marriage Act
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 recorded and may not be Printed or published
Section 23 Decree of Proceedings
Section 23A Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings
Section 24 Maintenance, Pendente lite and Expenses for 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