I had been married for 7 years, and during these 7 years, my wife has left my home almost once every year for no real reason (why did you not call my sister OR I want a new cellphone... simple matters turn into abusive arguments,,, and than she leaves home). Not to mention the social embarrassment her family creates by bad mouthing me and my family in the society. And every time for the sake of my family's peace, I have forgiven her acts and convinced her to come back.
6 months ago, she again left home for no real reason (while I was away at work) and took my 3 yr old daughter with her. She did not inform me of leaving the home - no message nothing... I am tired of her acts and have decided that it is high time that I stop convincing her to come back... she needs to take a decision if she want to live with me or not. For past 3 months, I am trying to talk to my kid and she would not let me talk / meet the child. I miss my child like anything causing me great distress - both emotionally and physically. And I know for sure that my child misses me as well.
Is their any law under which I can have joint custody of the child ?
For now, I am not interested in filing either a divorce petition (for the sake of my child) or restoration of conjugal rights (I really don't want to force her to come back)...
All I want is legal right to meet/play/spend a few days with my child every week...
Please advise what can I do in such a situation. Any pointers/guidance will be helpful.
Thank you for your time and help.