Permanent Maintenance for Child

  1. This form of maintenance is given to a parent who is awarded custody with no financial support for the upbringing and care of the child.
  2. This is a financial assistance provided with final judgment and decree.
  3. Usually, the maintenance for child will not be a one time payment, but monthly.
  4. This assistance is to cover the educational needs, health, and basic necessities.
  5. A parent should also make arrangements for the secured future of child along with educational needs in the form of fixed deposits or assets.
  6. Any skipped payments, arrears, dues, or part payments should be added in the succeeding months.

Applicable laws for Permanent Maintenance of child in India:

The applicable sections for seeking Permanent Maintenance for child under various laws are as follows;

1. Section 24 and 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

2. Section 36 and 37 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

3. Section 36 and 37 of the Divorce Act, 1869.

4. Section 39 and 40 of Parsi Marriage Act 1936.

Also, if you are interested, go through these sections

Grounds for divorce

Divorce Jurisdiction

Divorce Documents Checklist

Application for child custody

Custody of child during divorce