MUTUAL CONSENT DIVORCE
Divorce by Mutual Consent is the simplest and easiest way of dissolving the marriage. Procedure for Mutual Consent Divorce is laid down as under for easy understanding:-
- Both Parties i.e. Husband and Wife have to reach to Mutual understanding and agreement regarding terms and conditions for Divorce.
- On the basis of settlement and agreement, petition for Mutual Consent is drafted. Under Hindu Marriages, such Petition is filed under section 13 B of the Hindu Marriage Act. Under Christian Marriages, section 10 A of the Indian Divorce Act. Under secular or civil marriages, section 28 of the Special Marriage Act.
- Divorce Petition will be drafted which will include terms of settlement agreed between parties.
- Such Mutual Consent Divorce Petition shall be filed in the Court as court procedure.
- Matter will come up for hearing in the Court and generally, parties have to be present before the Court and their statement is recorded.
- After the recording of statements, First Motion will be passed.
- Court gives six months time to parties to reconsider their decision. This is called cooling period generally.
- Second Motion is set up.
- Aforesaid steps shall be repeated. Statement of parties will be recorded again.
- After such recording of statement, Court will grant pass order and judgement, decree for divorce is granted.