Breaking Up without Breaking Down: The Benefits of Mutual Divorce

Breaking Up without Breaking Down: The Benefits of Mutual Divorce

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Breaking up is never easy, but we believe that a mutual divorce can help couples part ways without breaking down.

In this article, we’ll dive into the concept of mutual divorce, its benefits, and how Adjuva Legal can help you through this challenging time. So, let’s get started!

What is a Mutual Divorce?

Mutual divorce, also known as divorce by mutual consent, is when both spouses agree to end their marriage amicably.

This type of divorce is preferred by many because it’s less adversarial (less complex, legally) and more straightforward than a contested divorce.

Find mutual divorce laws in a Hindu marriage here.

Requirements for mutual divorce in India

The requirements for a mutual divorce include:

  1. Both spouses must agree to the divorce.
  2. They must be living separately for at least one year.
  3. They must agree on matters such as alimony, child custody, and property division.

The Benefits of Mutual Divorce

Emotional well-being

One of the most significant advantages of mutual divorce is that it’s easier on your emotional health. 😌

When both partners agree to end the marriage, they’re less likely to engage in bitter fights, which can be emotionally draining.


A mutual divorce is much quicker than a contested one. In India, the process can take as little as six months, compared to years for a contested divorce. ⏳

This means you can move on with your life sooner. Also, if you both are already living separately for more than one year and have not lived together much since the marriage then there is a high chance that you can get a mutual divorce decree within 1-2 months.


With fewer legal proceedings and less time spent in court, mutual divorces are generally more affordable than contested ones. 💰 This can be especially beneficial for couples who are already facing financial challenges.

Less Stressful

A mutual divorce is less stressful for everyone involved, including children. Kids are better off when their parents can end their marriage amicably and cooperatively, rather than engaging in lengthy, contentious battles. 🧒🏻

Privacy and control

In a mutual divorce, couples can maintain more control over the process and keep their affairs private. They can work together to reach a fair settlement and avoid having a judge make decisions for them. 🤝

How Adjuva Legal Can Help

Expert legal guidance

At Adjuva Legal, our experienced divorce lawyers can guide you through the mutual divorce process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you reach a fair settlement. 🎓

Smooth process

Our team at Adjuva Legal is dedicated to making the mutual divorce process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We handle all the paperwork and legal formalities, so you can focus on healing and moving forward. 📃

Transparent pricing

We believe in transparency and fairness when it comes to pricing. Our fees are reasonable and clearly communicated upfront, so you know exactly what to expect. 💸

Real-Life Examples

Example 1

Meet Ravi and Priya (name changed, of course), a couple from Delhi who decided to end their marriage amicably.

With the help of Adjuva Legal, they were able to reach a fair settlement regarding their assets (they had a big list of assets, both ancestral and self-acquired) and child custody. Today, they co-parent their daughter effectively and have both moved on to happier lives. 😊

Example 2

Anita and Sanjay (name changed), a couple from Mumbai, realised that their differences were too great to overcome. Also, they were amazing friends but bad spouses.

They chose a mutual divorce and chose Adjuva Legal’s services for the entire process. Thanks to the expert guidance they received, they completed their divorce efficiently, saving them time and money. 🕒💰

In both the above cases, the decree was given within 2-3 months as there was already a separation of more than 2 years.


Breaking up is hard, but with mutual divorce, couples can end their marriages without breaking down.

The benefits of mutual divorce include emotional well-being, time-saving, cost-effectiveness, reduced stress, and privacy.

At Adjuva Legal, we’re here to support you through this challenging time, providing expert legal guidance, a smooth process, and transparent pricing.

To learn more about our services, visit

Remember, it’s possible to part ways amicably and move on to happier, healthier lives. 🌱

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: How long does a mutual divorce take in India? A: It can take as little as six months, depending on the complexity of the case and the court’s schedule.
  2. Q: Do we need to hire separate lawyers for mutual divorce? A: No, you can use the same lawyer for both parties. However, it’s essential to ensure that the lawyer represents both of your interests fairly.
  3. Q: Can we change our minds during the mutual divorce process? A: Yes, you can. If you decide to reconcile or switch to a contested divorce, you can do so at any time during the process.
  4. Q: What if we can’t agree on certain issues during the mutual divorce process? A: If you’re unable to reach an agreement on specific issues, you may need to switch to a contested divorce or seek mediation to resolve the disputes.
  5. Q: Can we file for a mutual divorce if we have children? A: Yes, you can. You’ll need to agree on matters such as child custody, visitation, and child support during the divorce process.

Author – Saket Sambhav, Co-founder, Adjuva Legal.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Adjuva Legal and Adjuva Legal does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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