November 15, 2019 Feature

Hindu Marriage & Divorce: Issues that Affect Dissolution Matters in the United States

Molshree A. “Molly” Sharma

There is a substantial Hindu diaspora in the United States. Hindu marriages, and therefore dissolutions, can have specific, complex issues to resolve. This article examines key matters that may arise in the course of a Hindu couple’s dissolution proceedings. The issues may include the validity of the marriage, property and maintenance, jurisdiction, and custody especially in cases where a child is relocated to India without the consent of one parent.

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