In any proceeding under this Act, the court may, from time to time, pass such interim orders and make such provisions in the decree as it may deem just and proper with respect to the custody, maintenance and education of minor children, consistently with their wishes, wherever possible, and may, after the decree, upon application by petition for the purpose, make from time to time, all such orders and provisions with respect to the custody, maintenance and education of such children as might have been made by such decree or interim orders in case the proceeding for obtaining such decree were still pending, and the court may also from time to time revoke, suspend or vary any such orders and provisions previously made:

Provided that the application with respect to the maintenance and education of the minor children, pending the proceeding for obtaining such decree, shall, as far as possible, be disposed of within sixty days from the date of service of notice on the respondent.

Bullet Points on Section 26 HMA:

  • Court can issue interim orders and decree provisions for child custody, maintenance, and education.
  • Children’s preferences are taken into account.
  • Post-decree, court can modify orders via petition.
  • Previous orders related to children can be revoked, suspended, or altered.
  • Application for child maintenance and education ideally resolved within sixty days from respondent notice.
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