ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985
PART VI - MAINTENANCE OF WIFE, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS
Section 72. Power of Court to order maintenance for children.
(1) The Court may at any time order a man to pay maintenance for the benefit of any child of his-
(a) if he has refused or neglected to provide reasonably for his child;
(b) if he has deserted his wife and the child is in her charge;
(c) during the pendency of any matrimonial proceedings; or
(d) when making or subsequent to the making of an order placing child in the custody of any other person.
(2) The Court shall have the corresponding power to order a person liable under Hukum Syara', to pay or contribute towards the maintenance of a child where it is satisfied that having regard to his means it is reasonable so to order.
(3) An order under subsection (1) or (2) may direct payment to the person having custody or care and control of the child or to the trustee for the child.
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