Father said, “I have spent 10 lakh rupees on marriage of my daughter seven years ago. Now there is a dispute. Daughter wants divorce, my son in law is ready to give divorce but is not willing to give a single rupee to wife. The cases are going on.”
I said, “Forget about your 10 lakh rupees marriage expanses spent on marriage of your daughter seven years ago. Look to the future of your daughter. Let them be divorced and start a new life. The valuable years of your daughter are passing by everyday in these court cases.”
I am not sure whether I gave them right legal advice. But I did tell them what I truly believed.
This is perhaps the same story visible in most marriage related cases.
There is a law that a Divorced Wife is always entitled to ask maintenance under Sec.125 till she remarries. There are judgements that court can override unfair compromises and decrees when wife files a plea for maintainance under Sec.125. There is one such judgement of Gujarat High Court. And perhaps other courts also.
Perhaps more litigants should know this Right of Divorced Woman.