The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a divorce cannot be granted on the sole grounds that a spouse is suffering from mental disorder. According to the bench, headed by justice GS Singhvi, a divorce can only be granted if a party shows that the mental disorder is of such a nature that it is difficult to live together. The ruling came after a man had appealed to the Supreme Court, seeking divorce from his wife as she was suffering from schizophrenia. The bench said that there was no provision in the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) for the existence of a mental disorder of any degree to be sufficient to grant divorce. "This court cautioned that Section 13 (1) (iii) of HMA does not make a mere existence of a mental disorder of any degree sufficient in law to justify the dissolution of marriage", the bench ruled. Source: Medindia << Providing Optimal Care During High-Risk Pregnancies Tattoo Ink Linked to High Risk of Skin Cancer >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Fongitar (Zinc Pyrithionone) Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?