In a Hindu marriage, a decree for divorce can be sought based on specific grounds such as adultery, polygamy, renunciation, conversion by a spouse and so on. However, many legal problems are not just about Hindu divorce law. There are so many legal questions about adoption, maintenance and inheritance that Hindu individuals or families face often.
In the Indian legal system, canon law is respected as a body of rules and regulations but it does not have any supremacy over the law of the land nor is it considered subservient to the prevailing civil laws in the country.
Indian Laws: Who is eligible to marry under Canon Law?
Indian laws for Christians recognize the importance of canon laws. Canon 1958 lays down that all persons who are not prohibited by law can contract marriage. Canon 1066, 1067 and 1069 state that a pastor who assists at a marriage must find out whether there is any obstacle to the celebration of the marriage.