Wife not allowing access to child
My wife and I are living seperately for about 1.5 years. We have a 4 year old child in the marriage. I love my child. Our marriage was solmenized in 2014. Child was born in 2015. Wife is living with her parents in Pune since June 2019. Prior to that as well, due to differences she had lived with her parents at their Pune house for upto 5 to 6 months. Between 2014 and till date, I have shouldered and supported all my wife and child's care giving expenses and needs.
Present day: Since June 2019, the time from which she is living with her parents in their home in Pune, I have regularly paid (1) Her monthly pocket money (2) a seperate amount for my child's caregiving and needs. I have also ensured that my child is admitted to a school and his school fees, uniforms, and all other fees I pay regularly at actuals.
However, my wife regularly blocks my access to my child. She has not let me see, speak of meet my child for 2 months at a stretch. I get very concerned and it affects my emotional and physical health. We have decided that we will talaq because, early this year, I learnt about my wife's affair and illict relationship with another person.
She keeps delaying the talaq process for no reason grounds and just stops my access to my child. I have explained her that if she is delaying the talaq process, till the time it happens, she should let Ibrahim live and spend time with me 15 days each month. But she refuses. With schooling being online, that's completely possible. But she refuses.
My child also loves staying with me because my wife gets violently angry and hits and shouts at my child all the time. So, he always refuses to live with my wife and instead wants to live with me.
What are my rights? And, at a high level, what is the legal recourse for this? My mother in-law plays tryant in all this and starts baseless arguments and fights.
Asked 2 years ago in Family Law