By far the most complex, difficult, challenging and important issue during divorce proceedings is that of child custody. It is often the case that children of any age are exposed to pain and suffering that is no fault of theirs. In almost all cases, both parents want to retain custody of their child or children.
Judicial separation is, in many cases, a part of the process towards divorce. Section 10 of the Hindu Marriage Act states the grounds under which judicial separation can be ordered. These grounds are similar in their nature to the grounds under which divorce can be sought.
Maintenance is an important part of all matrimonial proceedings. An application for maintenance is filed by a spouse who does not have the means in which to support themselves and, thus, requires maintenance. Maintenance is divided in to two parts, specifically: 1) Interim maintenance 2) Permanent Maintenance.