Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Child Custody Dispute Between Interfaith Couple

From AhmedabadMirror:

The Gujarat High Court has in an order handed over the custody of a 3.5-year-old boy to his father. The parents of the child belong to different religions. The husband filed a habeas corpus petition alleging that his in-laws had detained his wife and son and they should be produced before the court.

The man in his habeas corpus petition also alleged that his wife and son were illegally detained by his in-laws as they were against the marriage. The court observed that as the wife is an adult she is free to decide on her own and as the child seemed more comfortable with the father, he was handed custody of the minor.

Meanwhile, the court also granted visitation rights to the woman and gave her the liberty to adopt legal remedies to get custody of the child.   

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