Due to Covid-19 lockdowns, is it possible to get Mutual Consent Divorce through video conferencing? -- Sunita

Yes, it is possible. In a recent Judgment of Harshada Bharat Deshmukh Vs. Bharat Appasaheb Deshmukh, ST. NO.1788 of 2018, the Bombay High Court has held that a petition for divorce through mutual consent can be filed through a registered power of attorney and directed the Family Court, to allow recording of consent terms via Skype or any other technology. The couple filed a petition before the Family Court for dissolution of marriage through mutual consent under section 13 B of Hindu Marriage Act.

Ibrahim Deshmukh
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