The Calculation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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