Marriage Expenses of an Unmarried Daughter are Part of Maintenance: Chhattisgarh High Court

Upholding the right of unmarried daughters, to claim maintenance from their parents, the Chhattisgarh High Court (‘HC’), by order dated 21.03.2022, sets aside the order of Family Court (‘FC’), Durg, which dismissed the claim of an unmarried daughter, regarding marriage expenses, from her father. The HC, while citing Section 3(b) (ii) of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, said, “The right includes the reasonable expenses of marriage of daughter and expenses incident to her marriage”, and thereby remanded the matter back to FC to be heard on merits.