Punjab and Haryana HC decrees that a husband cannot deny maintenance to wife on the basis that she earns more

In a case where a husband petitioned the High Court to reduce the maintenance he was required to pay his wife by a lower court, the grounds were that the wife was already earning more than him. The High Court however found that the wife was entitled to enjoy the same amenities of life as she would have been had she been staying in the matrimonial home, and took into consideration the inflating prices of daily needs and also the costs of educating children. Mention was also made of the challenges of societal pressure that she would be facing.

Citation: Amit Kumar v. Navjot Dubey, 2016 SCC OnLine P&H 12523