I am an Indian housewife aged 26 married to a Ind***** *****card holder for last 12 years and I have a 2 years old daughter. I was facing harassment while I was staying with my husband and he used to threaten me of divorce
without giving any reasons and refused to take counselling help to save our marriage
. I came to India to attend to my mother
who is a blood cancer patient and while I am in India, last week my husband has served me divorce notice & child custody
notice by email. I have now consulted an Indian lawyer and he has advised me to file for child custody and child support
in Indian court. I want advice on the US court order for child custody and I want to know if I should ignore the child custody order as I am still an Indian citizen, India is not a signatory to Hague Child Custody law and Indian law normally gives custody of girl child to her mother. I have never worked in USA and I do not have any saving and 'now that my husband is harassing me and filed for divorce' I am dependent on my parents financially and I am not in a position to go back to USA and take care of myself and my daughter.
1) Kindly let me know of the consequences of not responding to court orders regarding child custody when I have filed for Child Custody in India and I do not have any ambition to return to USA to face further harassment from my husband. I have repeatedly requested my husband for counselling while I was in USA and he refused stating it was waste of money. He even told me that lawyers are waste of money so I should agree to a mutual divorce as I do not have any money of my own and I have emails from my husband as proof
2) While staying in India how can I get child support and alimony
from my husband?
3) While I was in USA my husband was recording my phone calls and my emails without my knowledge and used that information to harass me. Even now he served me the divorce notice only by email an gave me 2 days to return to USA along with my child which was not practical. How should I handle the case so that if my husband wants to divorce me without any reason then he should pay for child support and alimony?