Maintenance under Hindu Law

  • Krishna Rawat
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  • Krishna Rawat

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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Maintenance is a form of social justice in and of itself. It is a man's fundamental duty to provide for his wife, children, parents, close relatives, and other dependents as long as they are unable to provide for themselves. The goal of maintenance is to prevent immorality and destitution, as well as to improve women's and children's economic circumstances. In India, there are two types of maintenance: permanent maintenance and temporary maintenance. Permanent maintenance refers to the amount that a financially independent party must pay to another financially dependent party after the legal proceedings have concluded. These situations frequently occur when a person is unable to care for himself for any reason. The husband provides permanent support to his wife in the event of a divorce, and the amount is determined by a maintenance petition filed by a divorce lawyer in India. Maintenance on a temporary basis Is a type of maintenance that is paid from the time the petition is filed until the case is dismissed. The goal of interim maintenance is to address immediate needs. In nature, nothing is permanent. A monthly sum of money, also known as maintenance awaiting suit, is paid by one spouse or civil partner to the other on a short-term basis until a permanent financial settlement is reached.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2610 - 2620


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