Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, I936

Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, I936

[Act No. 3 of 1936 dated 23rd. April, 1936]1
1Short title, extent and commencement
3Requisites to validity of Parsi marriages
4Remarriage when unlawful
5Punishment of bigamy
6Certificate and registry of marriage
7Appointment of Registrar
8Marriage register to be open for public inspection
9Copy of certificate to be sent to Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages
10Registration of divorces
11Penalty for solemnizing marriage contrary to section 4
12Penalty for priest’s neglect of requirements of section 6
13Penalty for omitting to subscribe and attest certificate
14Penalty for making, etc., false certificate
15Penalty for failing to register certificate
16Penalty for secreting, destroying or altering register
17Formal irregularity not to invalidate marriage
IIIParsi Matrimonial Courts
18Constitution of Special Courts under the Act
19Parsi Chief Matrimonial Courts
20Parsi District Matrimonial Courts
21Power to alter territorial jurisdiction of District Courts
22Certain districts to be within jurisdiction of the Chief Matrimonial Court
23Court seals
24Appointment of delegates
25Power to appoint new delegates
26Delegates to be deemed public servants
27Selection of delegates under sections 19 and 20 to be from those appointed under section 24
28Practitioners in Matrimonial Courts
29Courts in which suits to be brought
IVMatrimonial Suits
30Suits for nullity
31Suits for dissolution
32Grounds for divorce
32ANon-resumption of cohabitation or restitution of conjugal rights within one year in pursuance of a decree to be ground for divorce
32BDivorce by mutual consent
33Joining of co-defendant
34Suits for judicial separation
35Decrees in certain suits
36Suit for restitution of conjugal rights
37Counterclaim by defendant for any relief
38Documentary evidence
39Alimony pendente lite
40Permanent alimony and maintenance
41Payment of alimony to wife or to her trustee
42Disposal of joint property
43Suits to be heard in camera and may not be printed or published
44Validity of trial
45Provisions of Civil Procedure Code to apply to suits under the Act
46Determination of questions of law and procedure and of fact
47Appeal to High Court
48Liberty to parties to marry again
VChildren Of The Parties
49Custody of children
50Settlement of wife’s property for benefit of children
51Superintendence of High Court
52Applicability of provisions of the Act
53Repeal- Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1937
Schedule ITable of prohibited degrees of consanguinity and affinity
 Foot Notes
An Act to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Parsis.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Parsis; It is hereby enacted as follows: -


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