India, Nov. 10 -- Adv. Pratibha Bangera is a practising divorce and family court lawyer and throws light on how to handle divorce smartly with our Editor-in-Chief Dr Vaidehi Taman

What is the legal way to apply for mutual divorce?

You don't require a court to grant marriage certificate, but a legal and valid mutual consent divorce can happen only and if a family court grants permission for the same.

While there are codified sections and provisions for people who have married under the Hindu, Christian, Parsi or special marriage laws, the Muslim, Jewish and other customary marriages do not have a codified section for mutual divorce in India.

Which type of people prefer mutual divorce in comparison to contested cases?

People who do not...