In India, divorce law holds that couples seeking a divorce must spend a minimum of one year living separately before a divorce can be granted, but a recent case has highlighted a particularly interesting exception to this rule.
Although they had not been living apart for one year, Indian couple Deepak and Aswathy challenged the Alappuzha family court’s denial of their divorce. The couple was married on May 13, 2011 and had lived separately since June 30, 2011 – which was not a year from the date of their divorce filing, May 16, 2012. Yet, they ascertained that their marriage had suffered irreconcilable differences. Read more.