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‘Teenage Daughter Needs Mother to Share Issues Comfortably’: Punjab and Haryana HC Upholds Daughter's Custody With Mother [ READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Mar 2021 11:47pm

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Punjab and Haryana High Court judges Justice Ashok Kumar Verma and Justice Augustine George Masi while upholding daughter's custody with the mother in a matter at hand observed that - "there are so many things that a daughter can’t discuss with her father and as such mother is the best person to take care of a daughter at growing age".

It was also opined that during her teen years the daughter looks for mother/a female companion with whom she can share and discuss certain issues comfortably.

Background of the case: [Rajat Agarwal (Father) v. Sonal Agarwal (Mother)]

Judgement by the learned District Judge, Family Court, Gurugram was given against the appellant-father thereby giving the custody of a minor girl, namely, Dishita to the respondent-mother.

The Civil Reference arose out the applications filed by the appellant/father-Rajat Agarwal for interim custody of the girl child which were transferred to the High Court from the Family Court vide order dated 5th April 2018.

The Family Court, after hearing both the parties, allowed the petition of the mother vide its judgment dated 30th May 2017 and gave the custody of the minor girl - Dishita to her mother. Hence, the appellant father has filed the appeal under Section 19(1) of the Family Courts Act, 1984. 

Arguments by appellant:

  • The Appellant/Father/Husband is a practicing lawyer and, inter alia, submitted that the appellant being the father and natural guardian has every right to claim the.  custody of his daughter-Dishita. He also contended that he can take care of his daughter properly.
  • He further submitted that… Continue Reading...

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