A woman can claim 25% of the former husband’s net salary as alimony, the Supreme Court setting a benchmark for maintenance paid to women by former husbands after divorce.
About the SC direction
- Its order came on the man’s plea challenging a Calcutta high court order directing him to pay her Rs 23,000 per month.
- The amount of maintenance or permanent alimony must be sufficient to ensure that a woman lived with dignity after separating from her husband.
- Court’s ruling follows its inclination to protect claims of women in matrimonial disputes affecting their financial status.
Source : Live Mint
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