Maintenance (Alimony)

Maintenance of wife or more popularly known as alimony is more than just money. It is the responsibility of a husband to provide for the needs of his wife. How much does a husband need to pay to his former wife after a divorce has been granted? The amount which a husband needs to pay to his former wife depends primarily on the means of the husband and the needs of the former wife. Also, the Court will take into consideration the degree of responsibility of each party for the breakdown of the marriage.

It is important to note that a woman may also be ordered by the Court to pay maintenance to her former husband if he is unable to earn a livelihood due to mental or physical injury.

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