My Name is Suresh a software engineer married and has two daughters. My father has filed a Maintenance Case against me and my elder brother who is a lawer by him self. Court has ordered both of us to pay Rs 4000/- per month as an interim in the year 2008 and from that day I used to pay the amount and My brother has never paied the amount nor he is attending the court (only twice he has attened in 4 years). My father has a property of Rs 1 Cr in which I used to stay in one portion with my family and I have vecateed that house and started staying in a rented house.
In 2010 the court has dismissed the case as my father was not attending the court and from that day I have stop paying the amount. after 10 months he has reopened the case and filed a petition to pay the arrers. in the mean time because of the recession I have lost the job and currently I have no permanent job I earn my livelyhood by doing come contract jobs. It has become tough form me to maintain my family and in spite of that I payed some money when ever i have some.
My father has also influenced my Lawer by giving him some money ( My assumption as they talk frequntly). I have also told my father that I would give half of the pending amount for which his is not agreeing and looking at the current situation I have decided not attend the court and not to pay the amound.
I would like to know what are consequences I have to face hereafter.
Would I be jailed if so for how much time, is ther any way I can get rid of this case.
Please help me.