What is the quantum of higher side maintenance allowance permitted by the Supreme Court Order
2 Answers from Attorneys
While determining the test for the quantum of paying maintenance in family disputes, Hon'ble The Supreme Court of India in Rajesh Vs Neha & Anr held that the maintenance amount awarded must be reasonable and realistic, and avoid either of the two extremes i.e. maintenance awarded to the wife should neither be so extravagant which becomes oppressive and unbearable for the respondent, nor should it be so meagre that it drives the wife to penury. The sufficiency of the quantum has to be adjudged so that the wife is able to maintain herself with reasonable comfort.
2021 (2) III SCC 324
Corrigendum to previous answer
Please read "Rajnesh Vs Neha" in place of "Rajesh Vs Neha"