Format of Affidavit to be filed in maintenance and Divorce cases as per
direction of Hon'ble Delhi High Court in the matter of Kusum Sharma V. Mahinder
Kumar Sharma (FAO/369/1996). Download affidavit format in Microsoft Word format
to fill and submit in the Court in Maintenance cases by both Wife and Husband.
As per the direction of Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 14.01.2015, the affidavit
of assets, income and expenditure of husband and wife are necessary to determine
the rights of the parties under Sections 24 to 27 (Maintenance etc..) of the
Hindu Marriage Act and, therefore, should be filed by both the parties at the
very threshold in order to curb the delay and expedite the trial in terms of
Section 21-B of the Hindu Marriage Act.
The Hon'ble Delhi High Court directed that all pleadings including petitions
under Sections 9 to 13 (Divorce etc...) of the Hindu Marriage Act and the
written statement shall be accompanied with an affidavit of assets, income and
expenditure in the format provided in Annexure A and shall be accompanied by the
relevant documents mentioned therein.
Earlier on September, 2014, the Hon'ble Delhi High Court in Puneet Kaur v.
Inderjeet Sawhney [2011 (183) DLT 403] suggested that all petitions under
Sections 9 to 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act to be accompanied with an affidavit
of assets, income and expenditure of the petitioner and the respondent should
file his/her affidavit of assets, income and expenditure within 30 days of the
service of the notice along with the response of the petitioner's affidavit.
Affidavit suggested by the Hon'ble Delhi High Court in Kusum Sharma V.
Mahinder Kumar Sharma case more detailed and very useful to assess the Assets,
Liabilities and Financial Status of Husband and Wife in Maintenance and Divorce
Download affidavit in Microsoft Word format as per Kusum Sharma v. Mahinder