Section 26 Indian Divorce Act 1869

Section 26 Indian Divorce Act

Section 26 of the Indian Divorce Act 1869 is about Decree of separation obtained during absence of husband or wife may be reversed. It is under ‘Reversal of Decree of Separation’ of CHAPTER V (JUDICIAL SEPARATION) of the Act.

Any husband or wife, upon the application of whose wife or husband, as the case may be, a decree of judicial separation has been pronounced, may, at any time thereafter, present a petition to the Court by which the decree was pronounced, praying for a reversal of such decree, on the ground that it was obtained in his or her absence, and that there was reasonable excuse for the alleged desertion, where desertion was the ground of such decree.

The Court may, on being satisfied of the truth of the allegations of such petition reverse the decree accordingly; but such reversal shall not prejudice or affect the rights or remedies which any other person would have had, in case it had not been decreed, in respect of any debts, contracts, or acts of the wife incurred, entered into, or done between the times of the sentence of separation and of the reversal thereof.

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