This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.Existing Users Log InUsername or EmailPassword Remember Me Forgot password? Click here to resetNew User? Click here to register Post navigation Divorce—Cruelty—Settlement—Full and final payment received by wife towards all her claims as permanent alimony–Decree granted. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 – Section 13 – Divorce – Broken-down marriage – Once parties have separated and separation continued for sufficient long time, and one of them has presented petition for divorce, it can be presumed that marriage has broken down. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 – Section 13 – Divorce – Mental cruelty – Wife cautioning world at large not to deal with her husband constitutes mental cruelty.