Judge Joseph Thekke Kuruvinal had sent Kavya and Nischal for last-term counseling at the previous hearing, but the couple had said that they could not live together as there were irreconcilable differences. The settlement between the couple came after several rounds of talks mediated by George Sebastian, a Kerala Congress leader.
According to the settlement, Kavya agreed to withdraw her petition against Nischal and his family under the Domestic Violence Act. Both the parties appeared in the court on May 24 to finalise the proceedings. They said that there were no cases pending before any court and a 'No Objection Certificate' will be submitted to the High Court. Hence the judge dissolved their two-year-old marriage on Monday.
Kavya Madhavan tied the knot with Nischal in February 2009. But she returned to Kerala within a few days and lodged a complaint against her husband and his family for causing her mental stress. Later, the Malayalam actress decided to call off her wedding.