I have filed an RCR in court calling my wife back to cohabit but she deserted me 1 year back. Now I know RCR is futile, but in some cases it works wonder as lovely wife would say that she is not interested to cohabit that makes a ground for Divorce.
If she comes in the open and says I dont want to come back, then fine. You go ahead and file divorce, need not pay her money also as she herself is jnot interested in coming back to you, ultimately one day divorce will be granted [anywhere between 4-5 years].
If she keeps mum, does not come to court, does not attend mediation sessions, then the RCR case will keep on dragging like anything say 1-1-/12 years..
I know few experts like Shonee would disagree my statements, but my questions is if you don't have the proof of wife's cruelty how do you prove it?
Desertion itself is cruelty. Not cohabiting with you itself amounts to cruelty.
What are the steps once the petition of RCR is filed?
Notice, then summons to your lovely. She wont accept, then tom tom, via autorick with mike set, finally ameen will stick the said summons to her door.
If she accepts, she has to come to court and give reply to RCR. She may deny all you said or she may accept what all you said in RCR.
Next mediation. There too dates, say 1, 2, 3, 4. Here usually hide n seek will happen. She may turn up, she may not turn up, minimum 4 chances are given for mediator to join you together, that too if you both are present. If she is not coming to mediation, then nothing can be done. No summons, nothing.
What is the average duration to get the decree in my favour.
RCR decree? 1-1-1/2 years
I heard 6 months to 18 months or is it more based on your experience?
Minimum that much time, nothing faster than that.