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What is the difference between a contested divorce and a mutual divorce?
There are two kinds of divorces – contested and uncontested (or mutual).
The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 provides for 2 ways in which a divorce can be obtained:
A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree either about getting divorced or about the terms of the divorce – which could be alimony, child custody, child support, division of assets, allocation of debts, etc. If an individual (man or woman) files for a divorce, then the partner has the right to contest on the stated grounds and the terms of separation.
A mutual divorce is one in which both the husband and wife have agreed to separate amicably, without putting forth any allegations against each other in a court of law. It is a simpler way of dissolving a marriage legally, with the important requirement being the mutual consent of the husband and the wife.
A spouse cannot file for a contested divorce in the court by citing any reason that he/she might feel is good enough for a legal separation. Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, specific grounds have been laid down under which a contested divorce can be filed:
Overall, Section 13 of the Act provides for 15 grounds under which a spouse can file for a contested divorce in India, with the 9 major ones being:
An individual can obtain a contested divorce by consulting and hiring a trustworthy attorneys, who can then advise correctly as per the law and prepare the divorce petition as a first step.
In Mumbai, disputes related to family and marital issues are heard and settled in the Family Court located in Bandra. Family Court, Mumbai has 7 courts in operation.