I'm not living with my wife and son. I was without a job for 3 years and she couldn't take it any more. She is employed.Along with her family and a psychiatrist who had been counseling her, they ensured that I don't return home, while I was out of town for 4 months attending to my father's cancer treatment. They Gave me a hostile reception when I returned and intimidated me to stay away. It's been 10 months after that and I haven't seen my son since May2015. My wife has communicated to me thru her father that she wants a mutual divorce but has not taken any initiative so far. She doesn't want to fight it in a court as it would get messy. I want to ensure that our son gets uninterrupted love, care and affection of both parents. He is only 2.5 years old. What are my options. Is it OK to deposit rs 5000 in her account every month. Wouldgiving money be an advantage or a disadvantage if ythe matter goes to court. Suppose I file a petition for joint custody of the child, will it help. What's the definition of joint custody in Indian laws. Will the child get equal access to both parents. Im ok if my son stays with my wife for a longer period initially. In that case will I get unconditional access to my son. later will he be allowed to stay with me for equal a period. Will both the parents get equal access to our son in joint custody. I'm not OK with 2 hours visitation rights evry week or alternate weeks. What are my options.