Permanent Maintenance for Wife

  1. Courts will pass judgment and decree, in which permanent maintenance is included.
  2. This may include one time payment or on a monthly basis.
  3. Working professionals can also get maintenance if necessary applications are filed along with the petition.
  4. The amount can be revised in later stage as well, when circumstances change.
  5. The pending dues, arrears, or skipped payments should be paid in the succeeding months.
  6. Usually, the amount is paid to bank accounts rather in hand.

Applicable laws for Permanent Maintenance of wife in India:

The applicable sections for seeking a Permanent Maintenance for wife under various laws are as follows;

1. Section 24 and 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

2. Section 36 and 37 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

3. Section 36 and 37 of the Divorce Act, 1869.

4. Section 39 and 40 of Parsi Marriage Act 1936.

Also, if you are interested, go through these sections

Grounds for divorce

Divorce Jurisdiction

Divorce Documents Checklist

Application for child custody

Custody of child during divorce