I have been married for past three years . Till date , i have proofs that no amount had ever passed in dowry, there is evidence that my wife had been allowed to provide for expensive gifts to her family etc. and also written prrof in terms of her diary that i was nice to her for first two and a half years of our marriage
My wife works and My inlaws have now become greedy ( They feel they can sustain on my wife's salary as they have a looming retirement) . I never stopped my wife from helping her parents but still they have been successful in wrecking my marriage to an extent that she has walked out on me and is living separately for past four months
What I would like to know:
1) After how many years of marriage 498 is not applicable ?
2) Given that I have written proof in terms of her diary , is there a way to prevent arrest under 498