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Special Marriage Act, 1954 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Act Info:
Preamble1 - SPECIAL MARRIAGE ACT, 1954
Chapter I
Section1 - Short title, extent and commencement
Section2 - Definitions
Section3 - Marriage Officers
Chapter II
Section4 - Conditions relating to solemnization of special marriages
Section5 - Notice of intended marriage
Section6 - Marriage Notice Book and publication
Section7 - Objection to marriage
Section8 - Procedure on receipt of objection
Section9 - Powers of Marriage Officers in respect of inquiries
Section10 - Procedure on receipt of objection by Marriage Officer abroad
Section11 - Declaration by parties and witnesses
Section12 - Place and form of solemnization
Section13 - Certificate of marriage
Section14 - New notice when marriage not solemnized within three months
Chapter III
Section15 - Registration of marriages celebrated in other forms
Section16 - Procedure for registration
Section17 - Appeals from orders under section 16
Section18 - Effect of registration of marriage under this Chapter
Chapter IV
Section19 - Effect of marriage on member of undivided family
Section20 - Rights and disabilities not affected by Act
Section21 - Succession to property of parties married under Act
Section21A - Special provision in certain cases
Chapter V
Section22 - Restitution of conjugal rights
Section23 - Judicial separation
Chapter VI
Section24 - Void marriages
Section25 - Voidable marriages
Section26 - Legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages
Section27 - Divorce
Section27A - Alternative relief in divorce proceedings
Section28 - Divorce by mutual consent
Section29 - Restriction on petitions for divorce during first one year after marriage
Section30 - Re-marriage of divorced persons
Chapter VII
Section31 - Court to which petition should be made
Section32 - Contents and verification of petitions
Section33 - Proceedings to be in camera and may not be printed or published 16
Section34 - Duty of court in passing decrees
Section35 - Relief for respondent in divorce and other proceedings
Section36 - Alimony pendente life
Section37 - Permanent alimony and maintenance
Section38 - Custody of children
Section39 - Appeals from decrees and orders
Section39A - Enforcement of decrees and orders
Section40 - Application of Act 5 of 1908
Section40A - Power to transfer petitions in certain cases
Section40B - Special provisions relating to trial and disposal of petitions under the Act
Section40C - Documentary evidence
Section41 - Power of High Court to make rules regulating procedure
Chapter VIII
Section42 - Saving
Section43 - Penalty on married person marrying again under this Act
Section44 - Punishment of bigamy
Section45 - Penalty for signing false declaration or certificate
Section46 - Penalty for wrongful action of Marriage Officer
Section47 - Marriage Certificate Book to be open to inspection
Section48 - Transmission of copies of entries in marriage records
Section49 - Correction of errors
Section50 - Power to make rules
Section51 - Repeals and Savings
Amending Act1 - AMENDMENT ACT

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