Bombay HC’s spouse ordered to proceed paying youngster help to her ‘non-earning’ ex-husband

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Bombay: Citing orders from a local court in Nanded, Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court’s Aurangabad Bank has ordered a woman to pay child support to her “needy” ex-husband.

Judge Bharati Dangre of the Aurangabad Bank of the High Court upheld orders issued by the District Court in 2017 and 2019.

The civil court in Nanded had ordered the woman, who is a teacher by profession, to pay her ex-husband a provisional monthly alimony of Rs 3,000 and ordered the headmaster to deduct Rs 5,000 from her salary each month and pay the same with it the court for unpaid child support since August 2017, PTI reported.

The woman challenged the lower court’s orders, arguing that she divorced her husband in 2015. The man had gone to the local court two years later to seek permanent child support.

The woman’s attorney argued that after a marriage ended, neither party was entitled to alimony or alimony. However, the man’s attorney argued that Section 25 of the Hindu Marriage Law did not provide for a limitation on alimony or alimony claim in this way.

The man claimed he had no source of income and was suffering from health problems that left him unable to work. The woman completed her education and became a teacher after marrying, he said.

“In order to persuade the wife (applicant) to study, he ran the household and held back his own ambition,” his plea was quoted as saying. Judge Dangre said that Sections 24 and 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act give the destitute spouse the right to claim maintenance and upheld the lower court’s order.

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