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For providing a proper alimony to ex-wife Supreme Court decides to set a new rule for ex-husbands. And this rule sure is a big help for wives, who were separated from their husband and live alone for some reason. According to what rule says now, they can get 25% from their former hubby’s net salary for living a proper live as an alimony amount.
This benchmark comes from the observation done by a bench of justices R Banumathi and M M Santanagoudar during the directing of a resident of Hoogly, west Bengal’s, setting aside RS 20000 fort his Ex-wife and their son while he the former husband earning Rs 95,527 per month. When they look at this situation the court came up with an idea for support former wives that proper and permanent alimony or maintenance amount must be enough to give a dignity life to the woman after separating from his husband. That decision sure is favorable for former wives and through that their life will become way easier than before.
At first, Calcutta high court orders him to pay Rs 23,000 per month as an alimony amount. Although the High Court believe there was nothing wrong in their decision, but the man put his own reasons. He reduces the maintenance amount by 3,000 on the base of having a new family. The man put his point that he remarried and have to provide for his new family too.
The bench declares that 25% of the former husband net salary would be sufficient for ‘just and proper’ life to be provided as alimony amount to the former wife. The amount of permanent alimony given to the wife (ex-wife) must be according to the status of the parties and the potency of the former husband to pay for maintenance. Which is always depends on the actual and genuine situation of the case. The court would be the one who justified in changing the claim for maintenance on the base on the varied factors.