A husband must consider his wife’s convenience even when he is initiating legal proceedings against her, the Bombay high court has said.
The court was hearing a woman’s plea that a case filed against her by her husband be transferred from Aurangabad to Jalgaon, where she lives.
The matter concerns a matrimonial dispute between the woman and her husband, a professor at a reputable college. In her plea, the woman said she was shocked to receive a notice in March 2012 from the Aurangabad family court based on an application filed by the husband.
The woman moved HC seeking transfer of the case to Jalgaon, saying it was difficult for her to travel from Warangaon (in Jalgaon) to Aurangabad as there was no direct public transport.
She also said her aged parents were dependent on her, making travel difficult. However, her husband argued that he had a back problem, which made it difficult for him to travel as well. The HC, however, granted relief to the woman, stating that the wife’s convenience needed to be looked into in the proceedings filed by the husband.