How does the court determine the amount of maintenance?
Wife's maintenance and children's maintenance has to be identified separately in a divorce petition.
In a joint petition, both parties can mutually agree to propose any arrangement for the maintenance.
In a single petition, either party can make application for the maintenance. The court will decide after considering all factors including
- The needs of the wife / children
- The living standard of the parties during marriage
- The income of the parties.
Is there any fixed formulae by the law to calculate the amount of maintenance?
There’s no fixed formula to calculate. You should consult a lawyer. Your lawyer will need to access the above factors and advise you further.