minakshi bindhani 22 November 2021
Megha 31 January 2022
The maintenance payable to a wife during the pendency of proceedings to meet her litigation expenses is known as Maintenance Pendente Lite. This is provided under section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (HMA). The quantum of such maintenance depends upon the factors mentioned in the section.
This has also been upheld time and again by various courts after giving due regards to the conditions laid down in section 24.
Following are some of the cases where various High Courts have upheld the payment of interim maintenance to meet litogations expenses.