Query: Can the cooling off period mentioned in Section 13-B (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 be waived of for the purposes of allowing divorce.

Answer: The cooling of period mentioned in section 13-B (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 is directory and not mandatory, still it can be waived subject to fulfillment of certain conditions as mentioned in the judgement of the Honourable Supreme Court of India in the case, Amardeep Singh Vs Harveen Kaur, 2017 (4) RCR…

Divorce in India – Easy or Difficult?

For many centuries, marriage was regarded as virtually indissoluble in many societies, including India where it was regarded as ‘sacramental’ religious. Divorces were granted only in limited cases in extraordinary circumstances. Divorce is the socially recognized and legal dissolution of marriage. According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology (1994), ‘the formal legal dissolution of…