HC blames rising prices for divorces

The rising cost of living has begun to cause marital disharmony in the Capital, the Delhi High Court observed on Thursday while hearing a case of matrimonial dispute.

New Delhi: "The city of Delhi is a costly place to live in. Family budgeting, especially when a child is born, is becoming a herculean task even for the financially well- off and even they come under financial stress and the same burdens cause stress on the matrimonial bond," the bench observed.

The remarks came as the court granted divorce to a man seeking dissolution of his marriage on the ground that his wife had filed several false complaints against him and his family members.

Rejecting the woman's plea challenging the trial court's order that ruled in favour of her husband, a bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and V. Kameswar Rao concurred with the findings of the family court.

We have no hesitation in holding that by filing numerous false complaints against Deepak (name changed) and his family members with the police and his office, she has caused mental cruelty to the husband," the bench said.

On December 14 last year, the family court had allowed the man's petition seeking dissolution of the marriage. Dismissing the wife’s contention that her husband had harassed her for dowry, the court said it had sufficient proof that the marriage did not involve any dowry.

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