Indian Divorce Act, 1869
40. Inquiry into existence of ante-nuptial or post-nuptial settlements
The High Court, 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 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.