My marriage is a just few months shy of 1 year. But it has become clear that I am incompatible with the way my wife thinks. She works for a big multinational. Probably earns more than me (she never disclosed her income). After initial problems over her contribution towards the family expense, I refused her contribution due to her attitude change.
I have not charged a single paisa in dowry to her on the other hand I have given her a six figure bride money (im a muslim) after marriage. Not only that, I have not even asked her for any material favors and as such not even a single major item given by her family exists in our home.
She is from a family where women normally do not sit idly at home and such she has no knowledge of or interest in any household chores and becomes upset over petty things like my mother asking her to do the dishes or clean the house (which by the way only happens during the weekends). I being in sales have to travel frequenty and she mostly stays in her house at this time.
So it is for her and my benefit that I would want to set ourselves free from the almost daily mental torture all of us have to go through on an almost daily basis. I understand she will never take interest in household duties and nor will I want to take her money because of her attitude (although I believe she was contributing less than one fourth of her salary and even than I did not bother her with the amount). Also we are from karnataka and they are from UP and our families are culturally very different. We are working class people and my father migrated from tamil nad. They are landlords in UP.
So I think her coming has neither benefitted my parents in any way (by easing their burden of household work) nor has it made me financially better. So I wish to set ourselves free from each other.
But considering the divorce laws in India are heavily biased in favor of the lady, I am apprehensive. One of her close relatives is a practising lawyer which makes me uncomfortable. I am aware of false dowry and mental harrasment cases being filed although how much resources are wasted there to fight it or how much time is wasted I dont know. How should I approach this? (by the way as I regularly travel, didn't get time to register our marriage in court)
I am really hoping for some advice..