This article on Child Maintenance in Pakistan explains how the Child Support System in Pakistan operates and will provide you with a general understanding of what to do if you are either looking for child support or are the one who is responsible for paying child maintenance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more inquiries, issues, or questions.

The payments given by a father to his children are referred to as child maintenance or child support in Pakistan. The father makes these payments of the child to his children. If the children are still young, these payments are made to the mother (or anyone else who has custody of the child or children). If the father has physical custody of the children, then he is not required to make any payments for child support because he will be responsible for the children’s financial upkeep alone.

We are providing answers to some frequently asked question below:

Who is liable for making payments toward a child’s support in Pakistan?

In Pakistan, Child Support is exclusively paid by the father,

This is abundantly apparent in the Quran, where Sharia law originates. A lady might decide to foot the bill for their child, but the father is the only one who is held legally responsible for the child.

If the biological father cannot provide financial support for his child or children, the obligation to do so will fall on the child’s or the children’s grandfather. This is typically a payment that is paid to the mother every month, and it can be made through the mother’s bank account, a separate bank account for the kid or children, the court, or the treasury.

In Pakistan, how exactly does one submit an application for child support or maintenance?

In Pakistan, applications for child support must be submitted to the courts.

As well as the regional Labor Council. In contrast to the consensus, paragraph 9 of the Muslim Family Law Ordinance of 1961 states that if the child’s mother or grandmother is a Muslim, the youngster is considered a Muslim.

If a parent requires financial support to bring up their children, they can talk to the Chairman.

By their Union Council. They also can go before the court and present an argument.

Submission of a request for child support.

It is a fallacy and a misconception that a mother in Pakistan must file for a divorce or a khula before she may demand child support from the child’s father. This is not the case, and the myth needs to be dispelled. A mother is still able to file a complaint even after she has married. No matter the status of the marriage, a father has a legal obligation to make child support payments every month.

What is the Typical Amount of Monthly Child Support Payments in Pakistan?

This is a hazy situation and a really interesting question. It is common practice in Pakistan to base the amount of monthly maintenance on the income and disposable income of the father. There is yet to be a universally accepted standard for determining how much money should be set aside for this purpose. Therefore, after deducting all necessary costs from the monthly total of the father’s wage, the remaining amount is known as the father’s disposable income.