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Friday, August 7, 2015


The Court has to consider the status of the parties, their respective needs, capacity of the husband to pay having regard to his reasonable expenses for his own maintenance and to all those he is obliged under law and also statutory but involuntary payment or deductions from his income. The amount of maintenance fixed for the wife should be such as she can live in reasonable comfort considering her status and the mode of life she used to when she lived with her husband and she does not feel handicapped in the prosecution of her case. The amount when fixed cannot be excessive.

High Court of Karnataka in K R Arun Vs Smt. M. Latha

Prepared by: S. Hemanth