Instead of giving regular maintenance, it may be possible to make a one time settlement in which the guy gives a lump sum amount to the wife. Often, the lawyers of both sides encourage the women to demand astronomical amounts as alimony.
CAW (Crime Against Women) cells often coerce the man and his family as well. Sources tell, there are parties in this whole extortion who get their shares. One of our aims should be to bypass the crooks while negotiating these amounts.
My Advice to guys,Never ever give one time alimony. let her come to court every month to collect; and you can give bag full of coins too, and she cann`t deny that, as its legal currency of India.