A delhi court has observed that when its time to marry the man projects himself as a prince, but when it comes to paying maintenance to his estranged wife and kids he acts like a pauper. This general observation made by delhi court holds true in most of the matrimonial disputes.
It is very difficult for a court to judge the income of a person records do not suggest the actual income of person and can be very misleading. It has been observed that in a matrimonial dispute the husband tries to conceal his income to avoid maintenance.
In a recent case the delhi court has directed the husband to pay monthly maintenance of Rs. 3000 to his children. The court also observed that this is a very small amount to sustain cost of living in metropolitan city like delhi.