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Couple sues son for not giving them grandchild after spending on his wedding

A young Indian man has a 12-month grace period to give his parents a grandchild or pay $650,000 to them in compensation for money spent to educate him and on his lavish wedding.

Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad are said to have filed a suit against their son at a court in Haridwar, India.
They claimed to have spent a lot of money on their son’s education, and he went on to become a pilot. They then spent again on his wedding, but received no return on their investment.

“My son has been married for six years and has yet to have a child. At the very least, having a grandchild to spend time with will make the agony go away “In their petition, the couple stated.

They lamented that they are currently facing financial challenges and loneliness because they have spent all their life savings on their son. They further bemoaned that they paid $65,000 for their son to train as a pilot in the United States, but he returned to India unemployed. In their petition, they are demanding 50 million rupees as compensation unless their son and his wife give them a grandchild.

According to them, the compensation will cover the cost of a wedding reception in a five-star hotel, a luxury car worth $80,000, and paying for their son and his wife’s honeymoon abroad. “We also had to take a loan to build our house and now we are going through a lot of financial hardships. Mentally too we are quite disturbed because we are living alone.” The petitioners’ lawyer, Arvind Kumar, said the petition will be tabled before the court for hearing on May 17.

Meanwhile, in another report, a justice of Ghana’s Court of Appeal has suggested that the hearing of divorce cases be done publicly to enable potential couples to learn lessons from failed marriages and safeguard their own.

According to, Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei suggested this at the 2022 Annual Lecture in Humanities at the Ghana National Academy of Arts and Sciences. In his view, because Ghana’s Matrimonial Cause Act 1971 stipulates that divorce cases must be heard behind closed doors due to their sensitive nature, the vital lessons from such cases are lost on the younger ones who intend to venture into marriage.

He added that if married couples or future couples see or hear about the mistakes made by spouses in a specific marriage that led to its demise, they may be better prepared to protect their own.

According to, “the author claims that matrimonial issues may be conducted in public if the pleadings expose improper conduct of one of the parties that contributed substantially to the breakup of the marriage to forewarn future partners who may fall into their trap.”

Currently, the legislation governing divorce in Ghana requires any party to the marriage to file a petition with the court.

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