After discussions with the other side, the bottomline agreement is to make the process as fair as possible for both sides. Also since, childs welfare is involved, and since other party is willingly giving me permanent custody without litigations, I would like the process to be fair to both parties.
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Husband earning well, 80,000 pm, however dont have a substantial income proof like IT returns or Sal statements, which could legalise my demand for better child support.
No cases have been filed by either parties. Regarding permanent alimony - None demanded by me, since I am "NOT interested" in continuing married life with him anymore, and I plan to " settle in again with a better person " (Accept return of money given in marriage minus the marriage expenses).
I already have all my belongings, jewellery and FD and none have been held back by my in-laws.
>>>> Questions regarding permanent or monthly maintainance for the child :
Im not sure as to what is in the best interests of the child, since the other partys main "bone of contention is that the FD will be misused or broken by me prematurely" and the best interests of the child will not be served under such circumstances.
1a) What is the best practice for child maintainance ?
1b) What is the best practice under such circumstances. Having a joint FD and get interest deposited in mothers AC ?
1c) What happens to the principal amount deposited by husband during settlement, will it be deposited to daughters account after her attaining the age of 18?
""Reason for this question is as discussed with a lawyer last week, he only spoke about monthly maintainace and did not mention anything about FD or principal amount. He only soke about monthly maintainance payment till the child attains the age of 18" "
>>>> Questions regarding visitation
Since I am in permanent custody of the child, I can only offer visitation for the father or his grandparents.
2a) However, is it mandatory to allow the child to be taken away to their place of residence during vacations for reasonanble (does this also come under visitation).
2b) Should I agree to more than simple visitations to see the child ?
I will not give them permanent custody of daughter and they can have visitation during school vacations since weekeneds as such would not be possible since residences are in different states.
3a) As per is he legally bound to support the child till the age of 18 or until marriage ?
4) Once terms and conditions are agreed to, and sums partially paid, in order to avoid a face to face meeting again, can I ask then to proceed with divorce proceedings and acknowledge court summons and allow them to take exparty divorce. Will it come back to haunt me. ?
Thanks in anticipation,
Your valuable advice is welcome. The inputs I have received here, was very beneficial