Section 15 Hindu Marriage Act-Divorced persons when may marry again

Section 15 Hindu Marriage Act-Divorced persons when may marry again:

When a marriage has been dissolved by a decree of divorce and either there is no right of appeal against the decree or, if there is such a right of appeal, the time for appealing has expired without an appeal having been presented, or an appeal has been presented but has been dismissed, it shall be lawful for either party to the marriage to marry again:



Scope and Object

The words, "has been dissolved by decree of divorce" in section 15 mean end of relationship by the intervention of Court and it includes a decree under sections 11, 12 and 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act; Lata Kamat v. Vilas , AIR 1989 SC 1477.

Succession on the death of Hindu female

Mother and all her seven daughters would get equal share in the property. Mother executed the will in favour of one of the daughter. Thus, only 1/8 share in the estate would go to the said daughter on the basis of the will executed by her mother; Ramabai Padmakar Patil v. Rukminibai Vishnu Vekhande , AIR 2003 SC 3109.


1. Proviso omitted by Act 68 of 1976, sec. 10 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).

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