Mutual Consent Divorce: Important Things To Know
By Advocate Murali Mohan Rao / 2017-06-07
A divorce can be obtained through Mutual Consent very easily. When the husband and the wife decide to move ahead in their respective lives separately, and mutually agree to the terms and conditions of their divorce, this process of divorce is called Divorce by Mutual Consent.

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Under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, the parties can seek divorce by mutual consent by filing a petition before the court. Mutual consent means that both the parties agree to a peaceful separation.

Mutual Consent Divorce

Mutual Consent Divorce is a simple way of coming out of the marriage and dissolve it legally. An important requirement is the mutual consent of the husband & wife. There are two aspects on which Husband & Wife have to reach a consensus. One is the alimony or maintenance issue. As per Law, there is no minimum or maximum limit of maintenance. It could be any figure or no figure. Next important consideration is the Child Custody. This can also be worked out effectively between the parties. Child Custody in Mutual Consent Divorce can be shared or joint or exclusive depending upon the understanding of the spouses.

Divorce by Mutual is as the name suggests is when both parties i.e., husband and wife come to a mutual understanding that the marriage is dissolved amicably.

Procedure for Mutual Consent Divorce

A divorce can be obtained through Mutual Consent very easily. When the husband and the wife decide to move ahead in their respective lives separately, and mutually agree to the terms and conditions of their divorce, this process of divorce is called Divorce by Mutual Consent.

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