Here’s why the Supreme Court has reduced a man’s maintenance to his ex-wife

Going by Section 25(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has passed a judgment reducing the maintenance payable by a man to his ex-wife, because of a change in circumstances.

A Bench of Justices R Banumathi and M Shantanagoudar ruled that since the appellant husband got re-married and had a child, he was liable to pay a lesser sum of maintenance to his ex-wife.

The case has its genesis in 1996 . . .

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