The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a divorce petition filed by a couple for the waiver for six months period necessary for their divorce with mutual consent under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (The Act) citing irreconcilable differences. The marriage was not consummated and the couple is living separately from the very third day of their marriage.
The Madras High Court has observed that to adequately protect the rights and interests of children whose parents have entered into transnational marriages, the jurisdiction of Family Courts, as stipulated under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, must be redefined.
The wife moved to the family courts for the maintenance, but the family court denied for the maintenance to the wife as she is earning sufficiently. However, the court ordered to grant maintenance to both children in 25% each of the total income of the father.