Section - 5 - Desertion of Respondent.

    (1) For the purposes of section 2 (1) (c), in determining whether the period for which the respondent has deserted petitioner has been continuous, the court shall disregard any period or periods not exceeding six months in the aggregate during which the parties resumed living as man and wife.

    (2) For the purposes of section 2 (1) (c) the court may treat a period of desertion as having continued at a time when the deserting party was incapable of continuing the necessary intention if the evidence before the court is such that, had that party not been so incapable, the court would have inferred that his desertion continued at that time.