No court will entertain any divorce petition before completion of one year.
Following are the factors considered during maintenance in India,
1.The wife's financial needs
2. The husband's ability to pay
3.The age and health of the parties
4.The standard of living the wife became accustomed to during the marriage
5.The length of the marriage
6.Each party's ability to earn and be self-supporting
Following are the factors considered during alimony in India,
1.The amount and duration of alimony generally depends upon how long the marriage existed. Marriages that lasted more than 10 years are entitled to be granted a life long alimony.
2.Age of the spouse is also taken into consideration while awarding alimony. Normally a young recipient of alimony gets it for a short period of time if the court thinks that he or she will soon be able to become financially sound trough prospective career excellence.
3.Alimony is also in vogue in order to equalize the economic condition of both the spouses. The higher earning spouse is entitled to pay a heavy amount as alimony.
4.The spouse who is projected to be enjoying a prosperous career is liable to pay high alimony amount
5.If one of the spouses is suffering from poor health, the other is subjected to payment of high alimony to ensure proper medication and well being of the other spouse.