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sec. 13 B, HMA, 1955
Mutual Consented Divorce = if both parties agree for divorce on mutually decided conditions.
otherwise it will be - Contested divorce
Ref : http://punjabrevenue.nic.in/hmrgact(1).htm#Voidmarriage
if 1 party as petitioner files for divorce, summons is served on the respondent.
if respondent does not appear to contest the case, divorce is granted ex parate to the petitioner.
never let divorce declared ex parate, as such order can be challenged by the respondent in future.