Initially I filed RCR petiton against my wife and as it is running for years, I have withdrawn that case and filed for Divorce . In the first appearance itself, as my wife had not appeared before the court, the judge granted an Exparte-Divorce decree. The appeal period of 90 days had also completed.
Now I received a summons from the court that my wife filed a petiton for Divorce,Maintenance and Recovery of Dowry articals(section 27 of HMA) all in one petition. In the summons it is observed that she filed the divorce case before I filed, but I got the notice now to appear before the court.
Howfar the Divorce decree which I have got is valid now? Do I need to contest the case filed by her and ... also the fact is no dowry articals were retained by me. Also 125 crpc case for maintenance is going on in another city where she actually resides now.
Now she filed this Divorce suit in another city saying that she is residing there now, but actually she is residing at her earlier place(where 125 crpc is running) and doing a job. But I don't have a proof for her residence.
Please let me know how far this case is valid and what steps should I take now.
Can I accept the Divorce in that petition and contest for remaining two prayers?
Also in the meantime,as the 90 days appeal period is over, based on the exparte decree I applied in passport office to remove her name from my passport. Is there any problem with this now?
Thanks in advance,