Planning to apply for divorce
We are looking for advice regarding filing for divorce, the proceedings through it and the possible outcomes.
The issues are experienced by my cousin brother (32 years old). My brother married someone he chose (love marriage) around 5 years ago. Ever since his wedding, he has been facing some issues in his family (all related to spending money). Every small issue was blown out of proportions by his in-law's family (his wife lost her father a couple of years before marriage and is supported by her mother and elder brother, who is also married with 2 kids). Both my brother and his wife had a personal agreement and chose to live a child-free life until any one or both of them change their minds. The issues were not only about spending their own money, but there also seems to be some jealousy involved. Things blew up when both myself and my brother's elder sibling bought a new car. Brother's in-law claimed that my brother's parents bought a car for their elder son but not the younger one (the one we're discussing about now). My brother continued to tolerate everything until now.
Recently, when the usual issues kept building up, both the families agreed to sit and talk it out. But, as soon as the talks started, his wife's mother went on to hit both of my brother's parents. After they left, he informed us about this and we also came to know that his brother-in-law threatened him with an iron rod hidden inside his bag. Talking about my brother's past, he informed us that his in-laws family had been threatening him for the past years that they won't hesitate to proceed legally or illegally since they (claim to) have influence.
After knowing all this, with the advice of a local lawyer, we complained in the nearby police station. The girl's placed some allegations such as no kid for 5 years and some false ones too like harrasment from my brother's dad and dowry. The sub-inspector gave councelling for a day or two and closed this issue. He also pointed out the fact that, his mother-in-law was wrong to hit someone when everyone had agreed to just talk the issues out. Even after this, his wife assaulted him in their home at night and also blackmailed of committing suicide. This was handled by my brother by immediately calling "100" for police and a patrol troop was sent to calm everything down.
My brother has had enough and wants to get out of this relationship. We were adviced by another lawyer that giving a divorce notice so soon after the counselling might be turned against us and to wait for a month or two and then decide. Please let us know if now would be a good time to proceed for the divorce. Whenever we are proceeding, what are the actions/allegations we can expect from the girl's side?
Asked 2 months ago in Family Law