KUWAIT CITY, April 13: The Court of Appeals obliged a Kuwaiti citizen to pay for the monthly expenses of his children, monthly house rent of the mother of his children, for furnishing the house, car and the expenses of a domestic helper and driver.
In a case filed by Lawyer Dalal Al-Mutairi on behalf of her client, she sued the citizen, asking the court to provide custody of the children to her client and demand the defendant to pay the abovementioned expenses. She affirmed the defendant abandoned his children without sustenance even though he is financially capable.
The Court of First Instance had issued the same verdict but Lawyer Al-Mutairi asked for an increase in the expenses based on the current cost of living and increased charges for hiring domestic workers and drivers. The Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Lawyer Al-Mutairi’s call, obliging the defendant to pay KD 100 monthly rent and KD 600 as monthly expenses including salaries of a domestic worker and driver, as well as make a onetime payment of KD 1,000 for house furniture and KD 3,000 for car.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff