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THE MARRIAGE LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2001

Title : THE MARRIAGE LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2001

Year : 2001



In section 36 of the Indian Divorce Act,1869 (4 of 1869) (hereafter in this Chapter referred to as the Divorce Act),-

(a) For the words "the wife may present a petition for alimony pending the suit", the words "the wife may present a petition for expenses of the proceedings and alimony pending the suit" shall be substituted;

(b) For the words "for payment to the wife of alimony pending the suit", the words "for payment to the wife of the expenses of the proceedings and alimony pending the suit" shall be substituted;

(c) After the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided further that the petition for the expenses of the proceedings and alimony pending the suit shall, as far as possible, be disposed of within sixty days of service of such petition on the husband."



In section 41 of the Divorce Act, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that the application with respect to the maintenance and education of the minor children pending the suit, shall, as far as possible, be disposed of within sixty days from the date of service of notice on the respondent."
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