Spousal Maintenance

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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Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance - Scenario Analysis Example #1

When Mr J saw us he had been separated for 3 years. He and his wife sold their home, divided the proceeds and continued working as before. He was a consultant and Mrs J was a Business Manager. Their 12 year old daughter lived with her and he paid child support. Mrs J had now lost her job and he had a lawyer’s letter requesting payments of maintenance for his wife.

Our solution:
We advised that he should resist the claim. Although it was possible in principle we considered that his wife had demonstrated that she could find employment. It highlighted that it was a pity they had not settled matters with a consent court order when they sold the house. Eventually Mr J paid a relatively small sum to dispose of the claim and consent orders were made finalising claims once and for all.

What our clients are saying:

‘LR’, London

I can’t thank you enough for all your help, understanding and patience. You don’t know how much it has meant to me. Yours gratefully.


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Caroline Keane 17/01/2020

It was great to have a free initial consultation with Henry Brookman. He answered my questions, and I finished the conversation knowing what I needed to do next in order to resolve matters.

Hossam Abdel Dayem 06/12/2019

Very professional service. I have had my first consultation with Mr Brookman who listened carefully to all my worries, answered all my questions and reassured me about the expected outcome. I can not begin to say how grateful I am to him for his help.

Rhea Steel 06/09/2019

I sent an email to book a free 45 min consultation. A senior partner answered my questions and put me at ease. No consultation needed!

A D 29/08/2019

I had the opportunity to meet Henry Brookman in a very difficult time of my life and he has been of great advise and support. Thank you!

Simon Rogerson 12/08/2019

I wanted to say a big thanks to Henry Bookman and his colleagues for all their help and guidance during my divorce - a long a complicated one. The team were all brilliant. I loved the fact that Henry was happy to explore possibilities and search for solutions. I also feel that on occasions he gave hope when things were against me. All told a great coach who was ready with pearls of wisdom when I needed it.