Various Theories behind Divorce

Fault Theory

Under this hypothesis, marriage can be finished when one gathering to the marriage is capable or obligated for the offense under marriage offenses done against another life partner. Just the accused life partner can look for this cure. The main downside of this hypothesis is when both the mate is to blame, at that point nobody can look for these cure of divorce.

Mutual Consent

Under this hypothesis, the marriage can be broken up by mutual consent. On the off chance that both the mate commonly gives their agrees to end the marriage, they can take the divorce. In any case, numerous thinkers scrutinize this hypothesis as this idea is shameless and prompts hurried divorce.

Irretrievable Breakdown

As per this hypothesis, the disintegration of marriage occurs because of disappointment of the marital relationship. The divorce can be taken by the life partner if all else fails for example at the point when the two of them can’t live respectively once more.

Grounds of Divorce according to The Hindu Marriage Act


The idea of adultery may not be considered as an offense in numerous nations. In any case, according to the Hindu Marriage Act, in the marital offense, the adultery is considered as one of the most significant ground for looking for divorce. Adultery implies the consensual and intentional intercourse between a wedded individual with someone else, wedded or unmarried, of the other gender.

Indeed, even the intercourse between the spouse and his second wife for example in the event that their marriage is considered under polygamy, the individual is obligated for the adultery. The idea of adultery was embedded under the Hindu Marriage Act by the Marriage Laws Amendment Act, 1976.

Swapna Ghosh vs Sadananda Ghosh And Anr. on 22 July, AIR 1989 Cal 1, 93 CWN 231, the spouse discovered her better half with other young lady lying on a similar bed and the neighbor likewise affirmed that the husband has submitted an offense. Here the spouse gets the divorce. In Sachindranath Chatterjee vs Sm. Nilima Chatterjee on 16 May, AIR 1970 Cal 38, 74 CWN 168, the petitioner and the defendant were hitched.

After marriage, the spouse leaves the wife in his old neighborhood with the goal that she can finish her investigations and go to another city for work. He visited twice or threefold per month to meet her. Later he found that his significant other submits the adultery for example to include in sex with his own nephew, gatekeeper and so on. The offended party moves toward the court to request separate on the ground of adultery and his appeal was acknowledged and the marriage gets broken up.

Fundamentals of Adultery

One of the mates associated with the intercourse with someone else, wedded or unmarried, of the other gender.

  • Intercourse ought to be willful and consensual.
  • At the hour of the demonstration, the marriage was staying alive.
  • There must be adequate incidental proof to demonstrate the risk of another companion.

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