Mother and father both have a prominent role to play in supporting the growth and development of their children. Custody of child, Visitation rights and Maintenances are two different issues in matrimonial law. The Supreme Court of India has consistently held that in deciding cases of child custody ‘the first and paramount consideration is the welfare and interest of the child and not the rights of the parents under a statute.
1. Permanent Custody
2. Interim Custody
3. Visitation Right
In general, courts tend to award PHYSICAL child custody to the parent who demonstrates the most financial security, adequate parenting skills and the least disruption for the child. Both parents continue to share legal child custody until the minor has reached the age of 18 or becomes legally emancipated. Legal custody means that either parent can make decisions which affect the welfare of the child, such as medical treatments, religious practices and insurance claims. Physical child custody means that one parent is held primarily responsible for the child's housing, educational needs and food.
In most cases, the non-custodial parent still has visitation rights.
If he has any immovable property then try for attach that property in the court of law for getting the amount of maintenance.