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The Court may order the man to pay maintenance to his wife/former wife: during the matrimonial proceedings. when granting the decree of divorce or judicial separation; or if after a decree...
Maintenance during marriage
Under the Married Women And Children's (Maintenance) Act 1950, a married woman is entitled to maintenance from her husband for herself and their children to maintain themselves during the marriage...
Procedure to claim for maintenance during marriage
Make out a complaint at a Magistrate's Court. In the complaint the wife is required to state how much the husband is earning, how many dependent children there are, how much maintenance they need...
Maintenance after divorce
The Court may order a husband to pay maintenance to his wife/former wife; when granting the decree of divorce or judicial separation; or if after a decree declaring her presumed to be dead, she is...
Division of matrimonial property
When granting a decree of divorce or judicial separation, the Court has the power to order one of the following: to divide matrimonial property between the parties; or to sell such property and...
Whose duty is it to maintain the children?
Whether or not the child is in the custody of a parent, it is the duty of both parents to provide or pay for the following items for the child; having regard to the parent's means and station in...
What is the liability of a man to maintain his children?
A man can be ordered by the court to pay maintenance for his children: if he has refused or neglected to provide for the children; if he has deserted his wife and the children are in her charge;...
What is the liability of a woman to maintain her children?
The Court can order a woman to pay or contribute towards the maintenance of her children if it is reasonable to do so.
What factors does the court take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for a child?
Factors which the court will take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for any child: the financial needs of the child; the income, earning capacity, property and other...
When does the order for maintenance expires?
Order for maintenance expires: when the child attains eighteen (18) years of age; or where the child is under any physical or mental disability, on the ceasing of such disability, whichever is the...