Thus, since the observation was made at the time of the issuance of a dissolution order, the observations might not have binding force as defined by law.

The Supreme Court has ruled that a perennial daughter is not entitled to claim education and marriage costs from her father if she is not willing to maintain the relationship. The order of the highest court came in a divorce case in which the court granted the request for legal separation on the basis of irreparable breakdown of the marriage.

The highest court noted that since the daughter is 20 years old and disinclined to maintain ties with her father, she cannot claim any amount from him for marriage and education. However, the court also said that it must be ensured that sufficient funds are available from the mother to support the daughter (if the mother so desires). The highest court determined the permanent alimony of Rs 10,000,000 for the woman in full and final settlement of all claims, Live Law reported.

“As far as the daughter’s expenses for education and marriage are concerned, her approach shows that she does not want to maintain a relationship with the appellant and is about 20 years old. She has the right to choose her own path, but in that case she cannot demand an amount for the education of the appellant. So we believe that the subsidiary is not entitled to any amount, but in determining the amount to be paid to the respondent (mother) as continuing alimony, we still ensure that if the respondent wishes to support the subsidiary , funds are available,” the court said.

Thus, since the observation was made at the time of the issuance of a dissolution order, the observations might not have binding force as defined by law.

The highest court had previously made a condition on the husband that the divorce only be granted if he agrees to bear his daughter’s school costs. However, when the two had to meet in the court’s mediation center, the meeting turned “bitter and unpleasant.” Therefore, the court noted that if the daughter wants her father to pay for her education, she would have to develop some interaction with the applicant’s father.


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