Apply Contested Divorce in Delhi

Contested divorce, also known as “One-sided divorce” is where the husband or the wife wants a divorce, but the other spouse does not. Along with the separation of husband and wife, it also involves the division of property, assets, and the issue of custody of the child.

Going through a separation is a very difficult time for you, your family and your children (if you have them), which is why we are committed to dealing with your family law matter in a caring, attentive, and cost effective manner. 

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Documents required for a Contested Divorce

  • Marriage certificate
  • Residence proof of husband and wife
  • Documents proving the ground on which divorce is being filed
  • Documents related to the financial status of husband and wife like income certificate, tax returns etc.

    To file for Contested Divorce in Delhi, simply fill-out the Contact Form or give a call at 9654-355-275 or directly write to us at mutualdivorceonline@gmail.com

    Divorce Legislations in India:

    • Hindu :Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
    • Muslims :Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939
    • Christians :Indian Divorce Act, 1869
    • Parsis :The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936
    • For all religions :Special Marriage Act, 1954
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    • Property settlements
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    Grounds for Contested Divorce in India

    Adultery

    It is a most common ground for Contested Divorce. It means any kind of sexual relationship of the petitioner’s spouse outside their marriage

    Cruelty

    Means any kind of mental or physical injury caused by the spouse, that results in danger to life, limb or health of the petitioner

    Desertion

    Means a voluntary leaving behind, forsaking or disowning the petitioner by the spouse, without any reasonable cause

    Conversion

    Conversion to another religion is another reason to contest for a divorce. Means a conversion by the spouse into another religion

    Mental disorder

    Means any kind of mental or physical injury caused by the spouse, that results in danger to life, limb or health of the petitioner

    Venereal disease

    Means the spouse suffers from a disease that can be contracted and transmitted by sexual contact

    Religious matter

    Means the spouse gives up the family and worldly life by embracing any particular religious order

    Presumption of Death

    If the spouse has not been heard from for a period of 7 consecutive years and is thought of being dead, the other spouse can file a divorce petition. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to move forward with Contested Divorce?

    Below are the high level steps involved in a divorce litigation:

    • Discuss the ground(s) on which you seek divorce, with your lawyer. Apprise your lawyer with all the relevant facts.
    • Based on your discussion with your lawyer, your case will be drafted.
    • The case is then filed in appropriate Family Court.
    • Upon filing case, the matter is listed in the Court for consideration. If Court is satisfied with the case file, Court issues notice/summons to other party.

     

    • Upon receiving notice/summons, opposite party will have to file reply. If the opposite party despite service of notice/summons does not appear before the Court, then Court may proceed in the matter in the absence of the other party.
    • Issues are framed by the Family Court.  Issues basically mean point of adjudication by the Court and on which parties have to give their respective evidence.
    • Both parties are given the opportunity to provide evidence(s) to prove their case.
    • Post evidence of both parties, arguments are heard from both parties.
    • After hearing arguments, matter is listed for passing judgement.

    Where to file the Divorce petition?

    On the basis of the above mentioned grounds of divorce, the aggrieved party can file the divorce before the District Court within whose jurisdiction the marriage was

    • solemnized, or
    • where the respondent resides,
    • or where the parties last resided together

    How much time it takes in Contested Divorce?

    It’s the most painful question to answer. It can take years before the trial is complete. However, these days the stress is given by the Family Judges to settle the cases via Mediation & Counselling which saves a lot of time.

    Fees charged for Contested Divorce?

    The quantum of fees depends on the facts and circumstances of each case.

    What are the legislations through with Divorce in granted?

    Following is the list of various divorce laws for different religions in India:

    • Hindu (including Sikhs, Jains and Buddists) :Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
    • Muslims :Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939
    • Christians :Indian Divorce Act, 1869
    • Parsis :The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936
    • For all religions :Special Marriage Act, 1954