Divorce

Single sided divorce

I'm 25 years old and during my college time when I was 21, I did a court marriage with my boyfriend who was 25. This was without our parents approval. Now things are getting messy and he's not ready to leave me but I can't stay with him any longer. Can I get divorce from court alone and without my husband's intervention?

Expert Advice


Getting divorce from husband without his involvement is not possible, irrespective of the personal laws applicable to you. If you are a Hindu you may either file a divorce by mutual consent, if you husband is agreeable to such option or you may file a divorce petition under Section 13 of Hindu Marriage Act. The legal recourse will differ if you belong to a different religion but nonetheless, seeking divorce without involvement of you husband is legally untenable.

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Adv. Parul Sharma

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N. K. Sharma & Partners
Santacruz East , Mumbai

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