A Petiton for Divorce u/s 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Updated at:March 2010
 
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IN THE COURT OF THE JUDGE, FAMILY COURT,....... AT.......

Marriage Petition No. __./ 200_

Name _______________ )

age.... years, occupation -..............., ) Petitioner

Address.......................................................................................................... )

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Name _______________ )

age..... years, occupation -................ ) Respondent

Address.................................................... )

A PETITION FOR DIVORCE U/S 13 OF THE HINDU MARRIAGE ACT 1955

The petitioner abovenamed submits this petition, praying to stateas follows:1. That the petitioner was married to the respondent at.................... on....................... according to the Hindu religion, vaidic rites and ceremonies.

  1. That the respondent, prior to the marriage, was known by her maiden name as.................., while there is no change resulted by the marriage in the name of the petitioner.

  2. That the petitioner being the ordinary resident of the Pune City and having habitation at the address given in the title part, after the said marriage, the respondent accompanied the petitioner to Pune and started cohabitation from

  3. That, however, right from the beginning, the respondent was reluctant to reside at................and not so responsive to cohabit with the petitioner, and every now and then, on one or the other pretext, she used to go to the place of her parents and stay there for long stretches of time. Having come to Pune for the first time, on, the respondent went back to her parental home immediately on.................., and thereafter, she did not turn up till..............., and then also stayed with the petitioner only for a period of about ten days, and on , she went back to ................. to her parents. Thereafter, the respondent did not turn up till................, and having come to................on......................, after song a time, she lived at...............only upto.............. and again, on..................., she left.....................for her parental home, and, thereafter, she ha never turned up as yet.

  4. That during this period, every time, the respondent pleaded some or the other excuse to go from..................early and then sent messages and letters advancing lame excuses for her prolonged stays at.........................., and, thus, right from the beginning, the respondent did never realise her marital obligations, nor did she ever bother to consider the feelings of the petitioner...

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