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‘Certified Super Rich’ husband to shell out Rs 4 lakh a month Alimont to estranged wife

August 28,2017:

 Additional enhancement by 15 per cent per year in the maintenance amount was also awarded for her and her daughter.

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A millionaire husband has been directed by the Delhi Court to pay his estranged spouse a whopping Rs 4 lakh maintenance every month with 15 per cent raise every year for deserting her and their sole minor daughter.

The Court took into consideration the fact that husband figured in list of the “Super Rich” category of a business magazine and net worth of his business is around Rs 1,000.

Narottam Kaushal, Principal Judge awarded the additional 15 per cent per year raise in maintenance amount for her and her daughter, noting that there was a “significant jump” in income of husband in the two financial years which could not be ignored.

The Court noted that man’s income for year 2011-12, when maintenance application was filed, compared with the income for year of decision (2012-13) by the Magisterial Court earlier, showed a quantum jump of more than double the income.

The woman, in her application filed through the Advocate Manav Gupta, had alleged that she was thrown out of her matrimonial house in March 2008 after which she had filed a petition in the High Court for the maintenance.

During pendency of maintenance petition, husband filed a petition for the dissolution of the marriage in January 2011. She then moved trial court for the maintenance on the August 4, 2011 and a magisterial court on February 8, 2013 granted her a maintenance of amount of  Rs 1.25 lakh a month.

The Delhi HC, then granted her a maintenance of  amount of Rs 75,000 per month on March 5, 2013.

Both of these orders were challenged before Higher Courts which eventually reached SC.

Supreme Court in the year 2014 ordered that the matter be remitted matter back to the Trial Court, after which woman withdrew plea before Delhi HC.

The Woman, then in her application filed in before the Family Court had sought the pendente lite maintenance from the date of desertion by her husband claiming that he had appeared in the list of Super Rich in Business World magazine in the year 2010.

Source PTI

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