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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Act Info:
Preamble1 - HINDU MARRIAGE ACT,1955
Chapter 1
Section1 - Short title and extent
Section2 - Application of Act
Section3 - Definitions
Section4 - Over-riding effect of Act
Chapter 2
Section5 - Conditions for a Hindu marriage
Section6 - Guardianship in marriage
Section7 - Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage
Section8 - Registration of Hindu marriages
Chapter 3
Section9 - Restitution of conjugal rights
Section10 - Judicial separation
Chapter 4
Section11 - Void marriages
Section12 - Voidable marriages
Section13 - Divorce
Section13A - Alternate relief in divorce proceedings
Section13B - Divorce by mutual consent
Section14 - No petition for divorce to be presented within one year of marriage
Section15 - Divorced persons when may marry again
Section16 - Legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages
Section17 - Punishment of bigamy
Section18 - Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for a Hindu marriage
Chapter 5
Section19 - Court to which petition shall be presented
Section20 - Contents and verification of petitions
Section21 - Application of Act 5 of 1908
Section21A - Power to transfer petitions in certain cases
Section21B - Special provision relating to trial and disposal of petitions under the Act
Section21C - Documentary evidence
Section22 - Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published
Section23 - Decree in proceedings
Section23A - Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings
Section24 - Maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings
Section25 - Permanent alimony and maintenance
Section26 - Custody of children
Section27 - Disposal of property
Section28 - Appeals from decrees and orders
Section28A - Enforcement of decrees and orders
Chapter 6
Section29 - Savings
Section30 - Repeals

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