Spouse who can earn but chooses to remain unemployed should not burden partner with maintenance: Delhi High Court

The Court also noted that the provision for maintenance during the pendency of proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) is gender neutral, meaning that both wife or husband can seek relief under it.
Delhi High Court, Couple
Delhi High Court, Couple

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that a spouse, who has a reasonable capacity of earning but chooses to remain unemployed without sufficient explanation should not be permitted to burden the other spouse with expenses in the form of maintenance.

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