All You need to know about the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
- Blog|Indian Acts|
- 1719 Views
- 3 Min Read
- By Taxmann
- Last Updated on 30 December, 2021
Below are some Important Components to make you aware of Hindu Marriage Law:
This law was enacted to avoid the various consequences which were prevalent due to immature Hindu law for marriage under British Rule.
1. Section 5 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
As per Section 5(ii) and (iii) of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the Hindu marriage is not so much of a religion and is more of a result of mutual consent.
2. Section 2 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
3. Section 3 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
4. Provisions Under Section 5 and Section 17 of Hindu Marriage Act:
- There are no restrictions imposed under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 in terms of caste and communities. Hence Inter-caste and inter-communal marriages are completely lawful under this act.
- Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 removed any distinction under law of a marriage of a maiden and a widow and both are treated equally under this law.
- Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 makes a marriage lawful only if the groom has attained the age of 21 years at the time of marriage and the bride has attained the age of 18 years at the time of marriage.
- Section 5 defines various conditions when a marriage is considered valid under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
5. Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
Section 8 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 have introduced the provision of registering the marriage under this Act.
6. Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act:
7. Section 15 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
8. Section 6 of Hindu Marriage Act:
Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 defines the legitimacy of children born out the alliance and can be subsequently declared annulled or void or voidable.
9. Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
10. Hindu Marriage Act Section 25:
Section 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 defines the complete provision of permanent alimony and maintenance for the alliances under this Act.
11. Section 26 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
Adultery and Divorce under Hindu Marriage Act
Disclaimer: The content/information published on the website is only for general information of the user and shall not be construed as legal advice. While the Taxmann has exercised reasonable efforts to ensure the veracity of information/content published, Taxmann shall be under no liability in any manner whatsoever for incorrect information, if any.
Taxmann Publications has a dedicated in-house Research & Editorial Team. This team consists of a team of Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, and Lawyers. This team works under the guidance and supervision of editor-in-chief Mr Rakesh Bhargava.
The Research and Editorial Team is responsible for developing reliable and accurate content for the readers. The team follows the six-sigma approach to achieve the benchmark of zero error in its publications and research platforms. The team ensures that the following publication guidelines are thoroughly followed while developing the content:
- The statutory material is obtained only from the authorized and reliable sources
- All the latest developments in the judicial and legislative fields are covered
- Prepare the analytical write-ups on current, controversial, and important issues to help the readers to understand the concept and its implications
- Every content published by Taxmann is complete, accurate and lucid
- All evidence-based statements are supported with proper reference to Section, Circular No., Notification No. or citations
- The golden rules of grammar, style and consistency are thoroughly followed
- Font and size that’s easy to read and remain consistent across all imprint and digital publications are applied