I need some legal advice.
My husband and I have decided to go for a divorce by mutual consent.
We have been married for 1 year and 4 months and have been living seperately for the last 2 months. We do not have any issues to contest like alimony or joint assets.
According to my lawyer as well as some research online, we need to live seperately for 2 years under Christian Divorce laws (Indian Divorce Act) to file a joint petition for mutual consent divorce.. Does this mean that that I would have to wait for another 1.5 years at least to file a joint petition?
My lawyer has advised an ex parte divorce as it is the only provision available under the Christian law to get a divorce as soon as possible.
I would defintely prefer a mutual consent divorce over an ex parte one as I would like to avoid unnecessary finger pointing and allegations and he is of the same opinion as well
Please advice if there is any provision for me to file for a joint petition now or is ex parte the only option?