Malaika Arora, Arbaaz Khan to officially divorce in May

Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan have filed for divorce in the first week of November and as per the rule the estranged couple appeared before the court on 29th November for the first counselling session. As per the report, the couple handled the counselling session at Bandra family court very maturely and after six months from the counseling session Arbaaz and Malaika will be officially divorced. The next hearing of their divorce matter is on May 11, 2016. The couple will be officially divorced in May. 

The source told, "During the counselling session on Tuesday, Malaika and Arbaaz spent a few hours talking to the judge, and then the counsellor joined in towards the end. Usually a couple is asked to reconsider their decision before they part ways. They are also questioned about why they wish to separate, if they're doing it on their own will and what would be the monetary and other terms of divorce. The same questions were asked to Malaika and Arbaaz and both of them handled the matter maturely."

Malaika and Arbaaz have filed divorce petition on mutual consent. The petition filed by the couple read: “We have been living separately as stipulated by the Act and as we have not been able to live together it has been mutually decided to dissolve the marriage.”

As per the divorce petition filed by the couple, they have sought separation under section 10A of the Divorce Act of 1869.

Section 10A of the Act stipulates: “Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under, a petition for dissolution of marriage may be presented to the district court by both the parties to a marriage together, whether such marriage was solemnised before or after the commencement of the Indian Divorce (Amendment) Act, 2001, on the ground that they have been living separately for a period of two years or more, that they have not been able to live together and they have mutually agreed that the marriage should be dissolved”.

Malaika and Arbaaz are currently living separately.