Father bound to pay for working daughter’s marriage

Ambika vs K Aravindakshan

Kerala HC, Ernakulam Bench

19/12/2017

Mat.Appeal.No.1234 of 2015

About/from the judgment:

In the instant case High Court has held that an unmarried Hindu daughter has the legal right to claim from her father reasonable expenses for marriage. This is based on Section 20(3) of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, as per which a father has the legal obligation to maintain his unmarried daughter, whether legitimate or illegitimate. ‘Maintenance’, as defined in Section 3(b)(ii) of the Act, includes reasonable expense of and incidental to marriage. Hence, the legal obligation of father extends to meeting reasonable marriage expenses.

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