NEW DELHI: A child’s performance in exams while staying with a parent would have a major bearing on the outcome of the legal battle between couples for their custody, the Supreme Courthas said.
Remarkable improvement in two children’s grades while in their mother’s interim custody, compared with failure in exams during their stay with their father, convinced a bench of Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan to award their custody to the mother, setting aside a Bombay high court order in the father’s favour.
After being married for over 15 years, the woman had walked out of her matrimonial home, alleging mental and physical cruelty. The couple’s children — a boy aged 14 at the time and a girl of 10 — remained with the father.
As carried in toi on 6/9/2017