The Bombay High Court has ratified a family court order, asking a man to maintain the financial need of his daughter irrespective of him claiming that his daughter earns a good amount of income from her modeling career. The Bombay High Court has asked a man to look into the financial needs of his daughter irrespective of her being financially independent. The man was held accountable to pay Rs 25,000 per month for maintenance of his daughter. The petition was filed by the wife of a man, under Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act for maintenance pendente lite, By an order passed on Sept 1, 2018, the man was held accountable to pay an amount of Rs 25,000 per month to meet the financial needs of his daughter, till final disposal of the main petition.

Justice Bharti Dangre, while ratifying the order said, “The family court Judge, in my considered opinion, has rightly recorded that the photographs of her Instagram biography are not sufficient to hold that she has an independent and sufficient income. It is a well-known fact that young people today project a glossy picture on social media and its contents may not always be true,” he stated. According to the court, the man’s claims that his daughter’s earnings are Rs 72 lakh to Rs 80 lakh is on the basis of the information collected from her Instagram profile and the family court has rightly disbelieved the same as any independent evidence was not present to be brought on record to show her earnings,” said Justice Dangre. Justice Dangre’s four-page order, therefore stated that there was not any presence of “illegality or perversity, in the impugned order and upholding the same, the writ petition is rejected.”

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