Can a wife claim maintenance if she is working


My wife has done BCA and MBA from reputed colleges..before and till the time she left she was working.. but now she filed maintenance petition at her matrimonial house kishangarh..I am having all her documents related to her educational qualification and some salary slips of previous organisations and joining letter of current organisation.. Is she eligible for maintenance because she intentionally left the job?? Please tell mr

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242 votes

If she is well educated and capable to earn money. If she intentionally left the job, to show her intention to t court. If she is having responsibility of t child then u can’t say she left the job intentionally. Show her qualification to the judge it will be helpful for ur defence.


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Sir, working and well earning woman not entitled for maintenance.but now she is not working so that could be reason for granting maintenance. if she left your house without valid reason then you should be file restitution of conjugal right petition in family court under hindu marriage Act. If she was working then prove all merit facts into court and total
deny maintenance in your say. Try to settle down all issues in councilling. Because it might be possible that she will file domestic violence case or 498A case against you.so try to settle matter and talk to her all relatives about her behaviour.records her all calls. And try to defend by your side.

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This is my following response to you:
1. You could collect the evidences of your wife that she has left her job without any reason;
2. You could get a written statement from her employees i.e. the HR department, the reason for leaving the job (if she has a valid reason);
3. Nonetheless the laws are very much in favour of women, and you are liable to pay her maintenance;
4. But the least you could try is that your earnings are less and therefore you cant afford heavy maintenance;
5. You could file a petition in HC and get the maintenance reduced.

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