I have applied for a Marriage nullity case under HMA section 12.My wife is divorcee and has Son from her before marriage.She has provided false information about her Age,education,Job income etc. to me hence the case of nullity.I was not ready to take any responsibility of her Son (Providing him Financailly and provide shelter in my Home) from the begining and she was ready for the same but now she is pressing false allegations that I have commited for her Son's responsibility.
My query is As a step parent am I responsible to maintain her son in any way at my home and responsible financially for him ?
She is a working woman in IT and already received lump sum almony in her previous Divorce case. Is there any possibility that I had to provide maintainance to her.
as long as any of these things you mentioned (Age,education,Job income ) which had been declareled falsely to you at the time of marriage had made your life so miserable that it is not possible to live with your wife you cant claim nullity of marriage on the grounds of fraud being committed on you.
even though she had got lumpsum alimony from her previous marriage you are bound to provide her maintenance
As a legally wedded husband you are entitled/obligated to maintain your wife. I have not seen your nullity application presented before the family Court , therefore I cannot comment on the ground whether the nullity application will be allowed or no?, based upon the fraud on the basis of suppression of the factors you have mentioned.Nullity of marriage comes under the purview of section 12 of Hindu marriage act and the specific provisions are mentioned for such nullity.However, you can contest the application for maintanence.