Are there any disadvantages to a males/husbands of being a Petitioner?
Yes... there are many to quote. One very prominent amongst many other disadvantages is that ..... respondent-wife files for maintenance in each and every case immediately!!
Also husband is doubted on veracity of his claims
And failure to keep paying maintenance either suspends the husbands petition or has risk of getting it dismissed for default!!
On the contrary, if wife is a petitioner and also files for the maintenance, then it is again a dangling sword on the neck of husband-respondent, failure to pay maintenance is liable to strike off his defense as if his hands are tied up!!! And it becomes a cakewalk for wife to emerge as jubiliant victor!!
Also petitioner-wife is never doubted on veracity of her claims initially, but also manages to get a lot of sympathy also !!!
In both the above scenarios, wife gets an advantage (for good or bad reasons)
How to tackle above if one's wife belongs to the "mischievous" category?