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Maintenance involves the husband providing for his wife, at his own expense and to a standard expected according to his means, food, clothing, suitable housing with bathing facilities, toiletry necessities, and all medical fees and medicines that may be required. Iranian marriage law rules that the spouses shall behave towards each other with benevolence, the explanation of which is the provision of maintenance to include residence, food, clothing and reasonable household goods. If the husband is denied access to his wife, even in circumstances where she is not the one denying the access, she might lose the right to maintenance. This is because it is her availability to him, and not the contract itself, which gives her that legal right to receive maintenance. Syrian and Jordanian laws rule that maintenance of the divorcée is an obligation on the husband, due as from the date of the counting of the iddat.

Keywords: Iranian marriage law; Jordanian law; maintenance; Syrian law



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