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  Mutual Consent Divorce is a simple way of coming out of the marriage and dissolves it legally. Important requirement is the mutual consent of the husband & wife. There are two aspects on which Husband & Wife have to reach to consensus.   Mutual Consent Divorce between Hindu Couple is governed by The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, under Section l3B.Mutual Consent Divorce in case of Court marriage is governed by The Special Marriage Act, 1954 under Section 28.Mutual Consent Divorce in case of Christian Couple is governed by The Divorce Act, 1869, under Section 10 A.   When can the divorce by mutual consent be filed? The parties intending to dissolve marriage are required to wait for at least one year from the date of marriage.They have to show that they have been living separately for a period of one year or more before the presentation of the petition for divorce and that during this period of separation they have not been able to live together as husband and wife.   Divorc
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  Marriage is a sacred or contractual relationship in India. It is a union of two individuals as spouses and is recognized by livable continuity. More particularly says that marriage, as its legal consequences, entitles both the persons to cohabit; the children born out of a legal wedlock have legitimacy as legal heir; the wife is entitled to maintenance during and after the dissolution of marriage. It is a living arrangement. It is “an arrangement of living under which the couples which are unmarried live together to conduct a long-going relationship similarly as in marriage"   WHAT IS LIVE IN RELATIONSHIP In Indian society, marriage is still considered as sacramental and eternal union and is a legally recognized union of a man and a woman, which thereto raises rights and obligations between them. The ritual of marriage is not merely a social contract but also establishes a bond of fate which binds a family together and lays down grounds for the future generation. The mar


Author:  N S Ajay , Advocate, High Court of Kerala. Though India is a Federation having two levels of government, Centre and the States – there is only a single citizenship, viz., the Indian citizenship, and so no separate state citizenship. Arts. 5 to 11 in the Constitution lay down as to who are the citizens of India at the commencement of the constitution i.e. on January 26, 1950. As regards the citizenship of India subsequent to the commencement of the Constitution, the provisions are contained in the Citizenship Act. 1955 enacted by the Union Parliament under Article 11.   CITIZEN, CITIZENSHIP A citizen is a person who enjoys full civil and political rights in that State. Citizenship simply means the membership of the political community or the State. Citizenship is a legal status determined by the specific rights and duties. It carries with it certain advantages. There are certain Fundamental Rights which are available only to the citizens of India. There are four categories of p