|Originally posted by : Shahnawaz Shaikh
||Hi Everyone ,Being Muslim man have power to divorce in Islam . So it's better to divorce first and then look for settlement amount or should we go to court for divorce . which one will reduce the maintenance payment
You will have to pay the dues what you promised the wife at the time of marriage. which is called mahr. Only on receipt of such, you can proceed with talaq as per Muslim Family Law In case wife wants money from you, she will approach court and seek alimony under section 125 cprc. You will have to pay alimony till the day she remarries or dies.
What I suggest is pay her what she wants as 1 time alimony in court by approaching court u/s 28 of Spl Mrg Act and take divorce via settlement. That is the only way you can aviod payding maintenance to wife till the day you are alive.