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Financially sound wife cannot claim alimony: B’bay HC

Observing that a wife who is financially independent cannot claim maintenance from her estranged husband, the Bombay high court has refused to grant relief to a 61-year-old woman seeking monthly maintenance. A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and P N Deshmukh was hearing a petition filed by the woman challenging an October 2012 order passed by a family court refusing to direct her 65-year-old estranged husband to pay her the sum of Rs 15,000 per month. The husband had opposed the petition saying he has already handed over full possession of one of his flats in suburban Andheri to his wife and also given her custody of fixed deposits worth Rs 50 lakh he had opened for her.
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