How can a woman fighting a divorce case and staying with her child separately live without maintenance?
The High Court of Bombay, based upon the evidences, ordered Rs 50,000 per month as interim maintenance to her and child. The husband is away in Abu Dhabi working as a top executive in a private firm earning nearly Rs 2.5 lakh as salary per month.
A petition filed by Catherine is pending in the Court for divorce, she then sought interim maintenance, the Magistrate granted only Rs 8,000. The appeal filed by her before the sessions court was dismissed, then she approached the Bombay High Court.
The High Court held that the sum granted by the magistrate was inadequate, moreover, life in a metropolitan city like Mumbai is costly.
The child has to study in a high school. High expenses are to be met for the child's education. So, to meet the ends of justice she deserves Rs 50,000 per month as maintenance. The High Court fixed the amount based upon the salary certificate and income of the husband.
The sessions court did not bother to look into the pleadings of Catherine and the evidences she had produced and dismissed the appeal which was totally unjustified, the High Court said.