How Wives Can Legally Terminate Alimony
A wife can legally terminate her alimony in India under the following grounds:
- Remarriage of the wife: If the wife remarries, she is no longer entitled to alimony from her previous husband.
- The cohabitation of the wife: If the wife is living with another man in a relationship akin to marriage, she is no longer entitled to alimony from her previous husband.
- Significant change in the financial circumstances of either spouse: If the financial circumstances of either spouse change significantly, the court may modify or terminate the alimony order. For example, if the wife's income increases significantly, the court may reduce or terminate the alimony payments.
- Death of either spouse: Upon the death of either spouse, the alimony order terminates automatically.
If a wife wishes to terminate her alimony, she must file a petition with the court that originally granted the alimony order. The petition must state the grounds for seeking termination of alimony. The court will then hold a hearing to determine whether the grounds for termination have been met.
If the court grants the petition, the alimony order will be terminated. The wife will no longer be entitled to receive alimony payments from her previous husband.
It is important to note that the court will not terminate an alimony order lightly. The court will consider all of the relevant factors, including the needs of the wife, the ability of the husband to pay alimony, and the length of the marriage.
If you are considering terminating your alimony, you should speak to a lawyer to discuss your options.