The Grim Reality of Child Support and Child Incarceration in India

  • Abhishek Bhardwaj
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  • Abhishek Bhardwaj

    Student at Amity Law School, India

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The psychosocial health of children whose parents are incarcerated is a serious concern in India, but it is largely ignored. Despite Supreme Court standards requiring age-appropriate care for children living in jail with their mothers, there is variation in practise, adding to the disadvantages of being a prisoner's child. Children who are left at home due to parental incarceration suffer risks that derive from their pre-existing socioeconomic disadvantages, the child's continuous interaction with the criminal justice system, and society perceptions of them. Child support refers to a parent's obligation to contribute to his or her child's financial well-being. The child support idea is launched when the kid's parents decide to split or divorce. When both parties begin living separately, the child who was born from the marriage or relationship does not suffer as much, and so the parents feel compelled to provide child support.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 4575 - 4583


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