Punjab And Haryana HC Upholds Daughter’s Custody With Mother
Case – Rajat Agarwal (Father) v. Sonal Agarwal (Mother)
Coram- Justice Ashok Kumar Verma and Justice Augustine George Masih
Case No: FAO No.4545 of 2017
Court Observation: “The Respondent-Mother is an educated lady and when the custody of the daughter was given to her mother during the examinations period, her results were good, meaning thereby, the respondent-mother is more capable of providing quality education to her daughter than the appellant father which is the most essential ingredient for the welfare, betterment and all-round developments of the minor girl.”
“Particularly, the company of a mother is more valuable to a growing up a female child unless there are compelling and justifiable reasons, a child should not be deprived of the company of the mother”, opined the Court.
“Mother is a priceless gift, a real treasure, and an earnest heartfelt power for a child, especially for a growing girl of the age of 13 years which is her crucial phase of life being the major shift in thinking biologically which may help her to understand more effectively with the help of her mother and at this crucial teenage, her custody with the mother is necessary for her growth.”