Steps involved before the filing of the petition:
Step 1: One-year separation period before the filing of the petition. However, if there are extraordinary hardships, the court may grant an extension by filing suitable applications.
Step 2: Drafting of an agreement between both the parties (wife and husband).
Procedure in Court proceedings:
Step 3: Filing of a joint petition by both husband and wife’s affidavits under Section 13 B of the Hindu Marriage Act;
Step 4: Recording of first motion statement;
Step 5: Cooling off period of 6 months. (Application for waiving off this cooling period can be moved in certain cases);
Step 6: Recording of Second Motion statement;
Step 7: Decree of Divorce.