Alimony amount – how much is to be paid to wife in given situation?

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    My wife has filed a divorce against me. I am married for 2 1/2 years and I have a six month old son (he stays with my wife). My wife’s educational qualification is M.Sc but she is not working anywhere. She stays with her parents (in their own house). My father-in-law is a retired govt. officer. My mother-in-law is a housewife. I stay with my parents. The house is owned by my father (who is also a retired govt. officer). My mother is a house wife. I work in a Pvt. Ltd. company and my monthly income is 40,000 per month. How much amount alumni will I need to pay in this scenario. Please advice


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    I have answered a similar question in detail which is available at: How is the amount of alimony or maintenance computed on divorce?

    That answer covers your question, so please read it. As I have pointed out in that answer, based on a variety of factors, which depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of each case (i.e., there is no hard and fast formula), the amount to be provided as alimony or maintenance is decided by the court. It is usually experienced that the maintenance is generally fixed at 1/4 to 1/3 of the income of the husband, though this is not a hard and fast formula and the amount may be higher or lower than this in certain cases.


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