Mumbai, Dec 8: A Hindu couple can remarry only 90 days of the decree dissolving his or her marriage, if no appeal has been made against the decree. A bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday stated that a warring Hindu couple now has 90 days to file an appeal against a divorce decree granted by a family court. Earlier, it was 30 days time. As per recent reports, a Hindu couple, a man or a woman will have to wait for three months (90 days) after a divorce decree to marry someone else.Also Read - 5 Feet Long Snake Found in Bombay High Court Judge's Chamber, Rescued

As per reports by TOI, the court ruling lays to rest divided verdicts where the man or a woman cannot remarry before three months provided that within this time, the losing spouse has not already challenged the dissolution of marriage. Also Read - Is BMC Planning To Impose More Curbs in Mumbai? Here's What Civic Body Told Bombay HC

The full bench of three-judges included Justices Naresh Patel, R D Dhanuka and Sadhana Jadhav. They said the time to file an appeal has to read harmoniously when provisions in two different laws were different and conflicting. As per reports by Livelaw, the primary question before the full bench was whether an appeal under Section 19(1) of the Family Courts Act, 1984 will be governed by the period of limitation prescribed under Section 19(3) of the same act or Section 28(4) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.(ALSO READ: Denying sex to husband for long period ground for divorce: High Court) Also Read - Ram Gopal Varma Tweets About Dhanush And Aishwaryaa's Separation, Calls Marriage a 'Jail' - Check Viral Tweets

The government had introduced the ‘family courts’ in 1984 and had enacted the Family Courts Act which sets 90 days as deadline to file an appeal against decrees. The two different laws that provided for 90 days to file an appeal, as amended in 2003, and the Family Courts Act of 1984 that provides only 30 days were the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) of 1955.

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ajay Gadkari in January this yearreferred to the acts after refusing to accept another division bench’s view that was made in April 2007. They said that the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, will prevail over the provisions of the Family Courts Act, 1984 as regards the appeal period. In 2014, the High Court had referred a divorce appeal filed in 2013 to the larger bench the issue of fixing the appeal deadline, after different benches had earlier given conflicting findings on which law would prevail.