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Husband Can Also Claim Alimony/Maintenance From Wife: Bombay High Court Orders Woman To Pay Alimony To Ex-Husband [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2022 12:12am

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The Bombay High Court recently declined to interfere with a lower Court's orders (Nanded Court, Maharashtra), directing a school teacher to pay interim maintenance to her ex-husband, who claimed to have no sources of income. 

The Bombay High Court in doing so upheld the orders of the Lower Court. The judgement was given by the Bench of Justice Bharati Dangre. The provision of maintenance / permanent alimony being a beneficial provision for the indigent spouse, the said section can be invoked by either of the spouse, said the Bombay High Court.

Justice Dangre while adjudicating the instant case held, “The provision of maintenance / permanent alimony being a beneficial provision for the indigent spouse, the said section can be invoked by either of the spouse, where a decree of any kind governed by Sections 9 to 13 has been passed and marriage tie is broken, disrupted or adversely affected by such decree of the court,". 

The husband and wife, in the instant case, got married in the year 1992. The wife had eventually filed for divorce which was approved by Nanded Court in the year 2015. The husband then filed a petition for permanent alimony wherein he sought Rs 15,000 per month from his wife. The man apparently claimed the lack of any financial assistance and said that his wife was qualified with a master’s degree along with a degree in B.Ed. He further highlighted that she was employed in a school.  The woman however disputed the fact that… Continue Reading...


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