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1The Divorce Act, 1869

( ACT NO. IV Of 1869 )

Chapter X

SETTLEMENTS

Inquiry into existence of ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlement
40. The High Court Division, after a decree absolute for dissolution of marriage, or a decree of nullity of marriage,
 
 
And the District Court, after its decree for dissolution of marriage or of nullity of marriage has been confirmed,
 
 
may inquire into the existence of ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlements made on the parties whose marriage is the subject of the decree, and may make such orders, with reference to the application of the whole or a portion of the property settled, whether for the benefit of the husband or the wife, or of the children (if any) of the marriage, or of both children and parents, as to the Court seems fit:
 
 
Provided that the Court shall not make any order for the benefit of the parents or either of them at the expense of the children.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, "High Court Division" and "Appellate Division" were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Provincial Government” or “the said Government”, "High Courts" or "High Court" or "a High Court" and "Supreme Court" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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