Dear Esteemed Members, Writing this on behald of one Mrs Shruti a victim of Domestic violance / Drunkard Husband.
I am a Hindu woman staying in Maharashtra married to a State Govt. employee from past 13 years. I have two kids. My husband is a habitual Drunkard and Drinks on a daily basis including on Duty and has been harrasing me right from the day of my marriage. Me and my both sons have suffered enough and were subject to physical manhandling as well. However, since, my parents are poor and cannot support me, all these years, I could do nothing but just suffer in his hands. There were many instances when he had bad health plus accidents resulting out of heavy drinks and was hospitalised for months together. Yet he is unable to mend his ways and cannot quit drinks. We even tried him to take to a rehabiliation center, but things did not work. Finally, unable to bear torture, I have now come to my mothers place with kids and have rented a small room and have started working in a saree shop. Its is exteremely difficult life with meager income.
As such dear members please advise me on what can I do now to get support money from him ? There is no marriage certificate which he deliberatly avoided to prepare. How do I manage myself and my kids ? In the past we had even threatened him of a police complaint but my mother and other relatives are scared to take such a big step. Now, since I have come to my mother hence I have mentally prepared myself to take necessary steps what all is required. I cannot hire a lawyer as with whatever I earn it barely meets my need. my relatives are supporting me but they too can support only till a limited time. Please advise.