can denial of physical intimacy be a ground for separation

09-Apr-2023 (In Divorce Law)
My spouse is denying sex for more than 5 years is it ground for divorce if yes alimony have to pay or not if yes how much my salary is 70000 per month and I have a daughter of 11 years old. Please advice me.
Answers (3)

Answer #1
967 votes
Yes , denying sex is the ground to get divorce and without sufficient cause denying sex there is no maintenance under section 125 of crpc.

Answer #2
764 votes
Yes it can be a ground for divorce. However , you should take this practically. Think about the future of your daughter and then move ahead with divorce on such ground. You may be asked to pay one third of your salary to wife and one fifth to your daughter for their maintenance. Also permanent alimony shall be quantified on basis of salary with perks plus the assets that you have less liability of dependent family members.
Answer #3
551 votes
Yes, you can file the divorce petition against your wife relating to this ground but you have to submit strong evidence with the petition to the court. And you have to provide maintainance to your daughter if she is not ready to stay with you.

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