Spousal maintenance is awarded if one party (commonly the wife but not always) cannot adequately support themselves without payment from the other.
The amount paid is dependent on the needs of the awarded party, their own income (actual or potential) and the payer’s income. Spousal maintenance automatically comes to an end if the recipient chooses to remarry or either party dies. Financial support can also be reviewed if a recipient’s circumstances change and a court can adjust the term and the amount of the maintenance order.
Receiving spousal maintenance:
Brookman Solicitors will advise you of your options and will work to secure the best outcome for you. Whether your situation requires a regular payment (normally monthly) or a single lump sum, Brookman Solicitors will ensure that your spousal maintenance is calculated fairly and appropriately.
Paying spousal maintenance:
Brookman Solicitors will seek to resolve your spousal maintenance case and ensure that the payment that you make to your ex-partner is a fair one, considering all aspects of your case. If your financial situation has changed, Brookman Solicitors can facilitate an application on your behalf and, if necessary, request a reduction in your maintenance payments, or to vary the term.
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