Younews.in - Supreme Court sets alimony benchmark: 25% of ex-husband’s net salary http://www.younews.in/news/supreme-court-sets-alimony-benchmark-25-of-ex-husband%E2%80%99s-net-salary/ NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set a benchmark for maintenance to be paid by a husband to his estranged wife, stating that 25% of his net salary might constitute a "just and proper" amount as alimony. A bench of Justices R Banumathi and M M Santanagoudar made the observation while directing a resident of West Bengal's Hoogly, earning Rs 95,527 a month, to set aside Rs 20,000 as maintenance for his former wife and their son, turning down the man's plea that the amount was excessive. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:05:06 UTC en