For better understanding of the concept of judicial separation, a copy of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 can be found on our divorce page.
Judicial separation is provided in section 10 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Judicial separation order of court whereby husband and wife are allowed to live separately from each other. Judicial separation may lead to either divorce or reconciliation between husband and wife. It is a lesser evil than divorce proceedings. Unlike divorce, separation does not affect legality of matrimonial relationship between the parties.
The people judicial separation may be passed on the grounds of adultery, cruelty, depression, change of religion, insanity, leprosy, venereal disease, pronunciation of the world or if a person has not been heard alive for seven years.
Very rarely which Non-Resident Indians (NRI) file a case for judicial separation. Normally, Non-Resident Indians (NRI) preferred case of divorce then a case of judicial separation.