I have been married to my wife since last two years.I reside in Mumbai. Form the beginning of the marriage she was in an intention to separate me from my parents. Not only this , she used to compare me with her brother-in law in every aspect. Also , her brother -in law had sent some photographs in which my wife is ina avery close postion with him. Though, I had taken the snaps at that time as a humour, but now I suspect that there is something wrong between them.
She used to misbehave with my parents and treated them liek servants.
In last year 2010, I had a minor operation. Soon after teh operation she called her relatives(including her brother in law). they not only insulted me and my parents but also gave life threateing to my family. Then they took my wife with them stating that if I don;t leave my family they would frame a false 498a against my family.
Immediately, I made a NC against his brother-in law stating he gave life threateing. After that I filed a divorce case against my wife for the mental cruelty. also I submitted the photographs which I had mentioned in the beginning,.Three hearings have been passed and she did not gave her apperance.
Now she has filed a Maintenance case under Section 125 at her native place (Assam). She has made false allegations that I had demanded dowry from her parents. Now she is claiming abt 8 lakhs rupees in cash for ornamnets and clothes (she had never brought from her parents) and Rs 25,000 per month for the whole life. I am a s/w engg earning about 50,000 salary. But I do have other obligations as my Home Loan EMI etc. She has also stated that my father is also earning and so I have no other obligations,
But my father would be retiring next month so I need to take care of my parents and my grand father who lives along with us.
My wife is a B.A (Bachelor of Arts) and was a housewife. Here are my questions:
1) How much amount the court can order for the maintenance.?
2) Also since she had made allegations againt me that I had asked for dowry so didn't she has to proove the same ?
3) Since she has not appeared for the hearing of the divorce case so will this point be beneficial for me ?
4)What should be my next step ?