One of the criteria in deciding maintenance to wife is the standard of living wife was used to at time of separation. Another is the income and expenses of the parties. In this 2016 Delhi High Court judgment, wife had applied for increase in maintenance amount awarded by family court by giving the reasoning that husband is working in Dubai and earning foreign currency. The court however refused that reasoning by stating that cost of living in Dubai will also be high, so one cannot simply convert from foreign currency to rupees. And court also held that wife was also working and earning as Ayurvedic doctor but has chose not to disclose her own income details.
Full judgment text is below:
IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of Decision: September 29, 2016
MS BINDU CHAUDHARY ….. Appellant
Represented by: Mr.P.Acharya, Advocate
SHRI DEEPAK SUGA ….. Respondent
Represented by: Ms.Shikha Sapra, Advocate