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Can a husband claim maintenance from his wife?


Asked By : Gaur




Answers (1)

Ha husband can also claim this maintenance. If the wife is getting good income, then you can order maintenance in your favor from the court.


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Mr. If the husband is unemployed and the wife has the means of her own income, then the husband can demand maintenance from the wife for herself. For this, you have to claim in court on solid grounds.


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yes, in case the husband is dependent upon wife for his maintenance then the claim may be made under section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act from wife


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Mr Gaur as per Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act husband can claim maintenance. Sec 24 of HMA providing for maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings states that where it appears to the Court that either the wife or the husband, as the case may be, has no independent income sufficient for her or his support and the necessary expenses of the proceeding, it may, on the application of the wife or the husband, order the respondent to pay to the petitioner the expenses of the proceeding, and monthly during the proceeding such sum as, having regard to the petitioner’s own income and the income of the respondent. Mr Guar but Husband Seeking Maintenance from Wife can be treated only as Exceptional Case. May kindly refer some useful judgments as mentioned below Nivya VM v. Shivaprasad N.K. (Kerala High Court) Kamelendra Sawarkar v. Kamalendra @ Kamalakar s/o. Rajar(Bombay High Court)


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Yes - A husband can claim maintenance from wife Only under section 24 of the Hindu marriage act IF he is not working and wife is working. The possibility of getting maintenance allowed to Husband u/s 24 is minimum however even the dismissal of HM24 application may come handy in future and other cases.


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Of course yes. But this is only in case of special limited circumstances, where in husband is not in a position to work and earn and where in wife is ffinancially capable of looking after the husband


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Yes, he can if he is incapable of maintaining himself and wife is well qualified and can maintain him... These are special circumstances where judge can pass this order


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Yes, Husband can claim maintenance under section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act. Please elaborate your query. Your Legal Friend, Arun


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Yes, husband can claim maintenance from his wife in case husband in not working or wife is earning more than husband and husband is having the custody of minor child.


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Dear Gaur, Yes, under section 24 of Hindu marriage act 1955, husband can demand for maintenance from his wife. Also, please note there are other condition like: i. when wife earning handsome salary. ii. husband is in penury and unable to earn due to physical deformity. You can provide more specifics of your particular case for us to help you further. Warm Regards, Shalu Sharma (ADV)


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Yes. Definitely he can. There have been a few matters where the husband has been granted maintenance


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Yes, husband can claim maintenance from his wife under section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act only if he has no independent income or he is not able to maintain himself but such maintenance will be awarded in exceptional circumstances.



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