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In the case of a divorce, what are a man’s child support responsibilities to his kids?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question:

As Salaamu Alaikum,
In the case of a divorce, what are a man’s child support responsibilities to his kids?

Answer:

Bismillahi wa billahi at Tawfeek

Wa Alaikum As Salam

At all times, the father of the child is responsible for maintaining the child. In the case of a female, until she marries. And in the case of a healthy male, until he reaches puberty. In the case of a disabled child, male or female, the father is permanently responsible.

If the child is at a suckling age and the mother is unwilling or unable to suckle the child, the father should find someone to suckle the child even if he has to pay a wage to the wet nurse.

Fatawa Hindiya 1/607

And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waheeb Saiyed
11/06/2019

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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