Thank you Adv. Chandrashekhar and Super hero.
I myself plan to move back to India in the next 2-4 years. I am staying here, so that I can save money and don't have to struggle after my return. So, I am not going to earn in US dollars for the rest of my life. My wife is asking for Rs 2 lac/ month maintenance. I hardly save that much here. Last year her lawyer asked for Rs 50 lac for permanent settlement. That is too much money, now probably that amount also has gone up. What do you think is a reasonable amount for permanent settlement or monthly maintenance in a place like Ahmedabad?
If my wife would have asked me for money, I would have send her, but she is very arrogant, she never picked my phone, didnt allow me or my parents to meet our son, didn't allow my parents give toys I had send from US to my son. She thinks our son is her personal property.
Scenario 1 - I fight the case
If I fight the case and say the court orders me to pay her a high amount of maintenance per month and i don't send her the money court ordered and just pay for my son, she will anyway not allow me to meet my son. But at least I will feel I have not ignored my son.
My problem is I am in US, my parents in Mumbai and court case is in Ahmedabad. I can't harass my old parents to run Ahmedabad every now and then.
Scenario 2 - I Ignore the notice
If I ignore the notice and say the Indian court grants the divorce verdict (which is okay with me) and also grants the alimony verdict (which I will refuse to accept and pay money) - in this situation:
1. Is there any way I or my parents in India can meet my son?
2. If I have to go to India in the next 1-2 years for any personal purpose, can they arrest me at the airport or not complying with court verdict? OR if my wife finds out that I am in India can she get me arrested?
3. I plan to relocate in India after 5 years, considering this, is it still better to ignore the notice now? or will I get a chance to fight after I go there. Hopefully things may change for good by then.