Maintenance Under Parsi Law

The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936 recognizes the right of wife to maintenance-both alimony pendente lite and permanent alimony. However the husband doesn’t have the same rights under the said Act.    

The maximum amount that can be decreed by court as alimony during the time a matrimonial suit is pending in court is one-fifth of the husband's net income.

In fixing the quantum as permanent maintenance, the court will determine what is just, bearing in mind the ability of husband to pay, wife's own assets and conduct of the parties.

A husband cannot claim maintenance under the parsi law for divorce, i.e.: The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act.