Irrespective of whether the child marriage has been cancelled or not, as per the law, children born out of such a marriage would be considered legitimate children under the law.
Custody of Children
The court will take the following into account while granting custody:
- The welfare and the best interest of the child will be given paramount consideration by the court while deciding their custody.
- The court may even allow the other party access to such children if it thinks it would be in the best interest of the child to do so.
- The district courts can direct the husband, or in cases of a minor, his parents or guardians, to pay an amount as maintenance to the girl.