Another aspect is that if a wife demands any amount of recovery against the dower, dowry articles, maintenance, gifts or in any other way, she may get all of that in the ex-parte suit. The family judge has descretionary powers to give relief to the wife contesting the case.
So it is always best to contest and avail the opportunity of defending whenever a Khula case is filed against the husband.
Salman Yousaf Khan (Golra)
International Family Lawyer