Dear Esteemed Members
My query is on most appropriate and effective law for filing of custody petition by father. Facts of the case:-
Marriage : 2009 : U.P. (Uttar Pradesh)
Male child born in 2011 : U.P. (Uttar Pradesh)
Place of residence of couple including of child (before dispute) : Haryana
Wife left along with child and start of legal dispute : 2015 (in U.P.)
498A - U.P. - Pending
DV - U.P. - pending
125 CrPC - U.P. (different District due to change of her residence in 2017) - pending
Most of the cases are in first district of U.P. but the child and her mother are residing in another district of U.P. for two years due to change of her residence due to change in her job. Age of boy is now 7 years.
The father is giving maintenance for child for last 3 years as mutually agreed and now wants to file for child custody. He resides in Gujarat. He is about to file for divorce also.
In which State (U.P. / Haryana / Gujarat) and in which Law ( GWA / HMA / HMGA ) the custody petition should be filed?
Thanks & Regards