My friend had been staying abroad with her husband. All through 8 years of marriage what she got was mental and physical torture from her husband and in-laws. About 5 years back she and her daughter was forcibly thrown out from her in-laws house in India. Fearing that we would file a sec 498a case against their family, the husband filed a divorce case against her on the grounds of cruelty.
But recently to our surprise the Family Court granted the divorce on the grounds of cruelty and did not give any maintenance to her. The earlier judge has announced a decent maintenance amount but no final maintenance by the new judge. Though, she got the custody for her daughter and some maintenance amount for her daughter.
Need help on following matters:
A) Clearly justice has not been done and the term 'cruelty' might be a black spot on her despite being innocent?
B) With no maintenance amount, does the court expect her to starve and die. Isn't this like Capital Punishment?
What are the options we currently have please advise.