SC to Frame Guidelines on Payment of Maintenance in Matrimonial Matters

Team SoOLEGAL 18 Sep 2019 3:20pm

SC to Frame Guidelines on Payment of Maintenance in Matrimonial Matters

The upsurge in matrimonial disputes and difficulty faced by the Courts in deciding the maintenance amount in such matters has compelled the Apex Court to once again frame guidelines but this time specifically for the purpose of deciding the payment of maintenance amount in such matters. 

The SC had earlier also framed guidelines with respect to income affidavit to be filed by the parties in matrimonial disputes for ascertaining the amount of maintenance in the case of “Kusum Sharma vs Mahinder Kumar Sharma”.

The bench comprising of Justices Indu Malhotra and R Subhash Reddy on September 11, 2019, while hearing a Special Leave to Appeal (Crl) against a judgment passed by the Bombay High Court between a husband and a wife regarding an issue of payment of maintenance amount has determined to frame guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters.

The Court while dictating the order, also appointed Senior Advocates Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Anitha Shenoy as Amicus Curiae to assist the Court for framing of the guidelines.

The Apex Court further instructed the registry to provide a copy of the paper book to the Learned Amicus Curiae so as to enable them to assist in the matter.

The two-Judge Bench also directed the husband to pay the arrears of the maintenance to the respondent-wife as admitted by him within a time period of two weeks.

The matter has now been listed on October 14 for further proceedings.

Tagged: Supreme Court   Justice Indu Malhotra   Justice R Subhash Reddy   Matrimonial Disputes   Payment of Maintenance   Framing of Guidelines  
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