This empirical investigation explores the complex relationship between maintenance laws and gender equity, examining their implementation and subsequent effects on society. This study provides a critical analysis of the implementation of maintenance laws, which aim to secure financial assistance for persons after the termination of a partnership. The research specifically investigates the impact of these laws on gender dynamics. This study conducts a thorough examination of legal frameworks, case studies, and socio-economic indicators to evaluate the extent to which these laws effectively promote gender equity or unintentionally sustain prevailing inequities. Through an evaluation of the experiences and outcomes of individuals who receive maintenance payments as well as those who make the payments, this research provides insights into potential inequities and difficulties in enforcing maintenance obligations. Additionally, it examines the ways in which societal beliefs and cultural norms intersect with legal rules in this context. Moreover, the study expands its investigation beyond immediate legal consequences to elucidate the wider societal ramifications, encompassing changes in power dynamics, financial autonomy, and the general welfare of individuals and families. The research findings contribute significant insights into the intricate connection between maintenance laws and gender equality. They offer a nuanced comprehension of the real consequences of these laws and propose potential avenues for reform to promote fair and equitable outcomes for all individuals, regardless of their gender, who are impacted by these legal provisions. This study makes a valuable contribution to the continuing scholarly conversation surrounding gender equality, legal reform, and social change. It achieves this by shedding light on the concrete impacts of maintenance laws on the societal structure.
Key words: Family Law, Socio-Economic Dynamics, Legal Reform, Gender Roles, Financial Support.