Gents, how to prove that wife has deserted of own accord. My wife is living at her parents place for over 3 years now. Her intention is to apply pressure on me to desert my old parents and live with her at her place of residence. Its a typical story of blacmail & threat and the need to have control over the salary I earn. I have always wnated her to come back, and I have always mainatained her financially over these 3 years an have been constantly depositing money for her and my childs upkeep (child daughter 3 years old). However, instead of returning she makes frivilous claims that I hit her, pushed her, and I dont give her money etc. all trivial reasons to not come back home. However, none of her claims have any proof only verbal talk from her mouth that cant be substantiated. I have proofs of receipts that I have been depositing money for her and also spent money on her education over these 3 years. Wife is highly educated with triple postgraduate degree and good teaching job, earning handsome salary. Whats should be my course of action to either restore my relationship or get rid of this relationship, since their intention only seems to delay the issue and not give divorce, since they are a vengefull family. Should I file RCR ? Waht should I do if they file for Maintainace ? I work abroad and earn a high salary and their attempt would be to extract maximum from me. Whats will be the courts view if I take the stand that I am ready to maintain the wife ? My stand has always been to co-habit with her even though she has deserted me. Another, issue is that she wnats me to seperate from my aged parents, even though I am the only son. Nowadays, even courts do understand the plight of senior citizens. Will court not understand that I being the only son have a responsibilty to my parents ? How can I abandon them in old age, for the sake of a whimsical wife. Proofs that I have include receipts that I have when I made deposits in her favour, telephone records that I made frequent calls to her home in order to convince her to return, train tickets that indicate the number of time that I travelled to her place to convince her to return, email records that indicate my willingness to keep her with me. In addition I also have some certificate copies that indicate wife is post graduate with a capabilty of earning well. What should I do ? How should I proceed ?