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Vinod (Promoter)     27 March 2013

Divorce - mou - settlement

Hello LCI Members,


Myself & my wife applied for mutual divorce and the hearing is coming in the next month. We have signed MOU which states that I would be sharing 50% of my property to my wife. Now for the purpose of settling I have sold my properties. My query is


-  Is it advisable to settle the amount promised as per MOU before the final hearing date?

-  In case I settle and if she doesnt turn up for final hearing where do I stand?

- Will taking receipts as a proof for the payments made to her would help?


Since she also wants to buy property in her name, she is asking for the payments to be made at the earliest.


Pls advise.





 6 Replies


Instead of the MOU, you should go for full and final settlement for maintenance, i.e. permanent maintenance/alimony.

Even if she doesn't turn up for final hearing, once settled, in future you will never have to pay her maintenance.

But you should settle the amount of permanent maintenance/alimony after the passing of decree of divorce.

Ranee....... (NA)     27 March 2013

your wife will not trust you if you promise to pay after the decree


You are the pay master here, settlement should be done as per your terms. Dont pay the price before the decree is passed. Its like digging your own grave.

Ranee....... (NA)     27 March 2013

If you don't pay her after decreee is passed?What will be the remedy for wife?

Gopal Arora (Engineer)     27 March 2013

25% on first hearing 75% on final hearing

kush (engr)     31 March 2013

Never ever do a mistake of giving the money before the second hearing. If she does not turn up at second hearing you stand no where and you mental agony may further prolong. Try to give the money in the court and infront of judge. They may pressurise you alot to give the money ahead of second hearing but don't bend. This is my personal opinion and I am not a lawyer. However,  you understand you case much better and also you know very well that  your wife/ their family members can be trusted or not?

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