The law offers certain protections to girls who have been married below the age of 18 years and have filed for cancelling their marriage.
These protections for a married girl child are as follows:
Payment of Maintenance
The district court can direct the husband, or in cases of minors, his parents or guardians, to pay some money as maintenance to the girl. The Court while deciding the amount of maintenance, will keep in mind the lifestyle of the girl and the income of the person paying. This payment has to be given till the girl remarries.
Arrangements for Residence
The court can even order suitable arrangements for residence to be made for the girl as a protection until she remarries.1