Spousal Maintenance

moneyThe possible obligation of one spouse to financially maintain the other is different from child support obligations. Spousal maintenance does not apply to all separating couples, and so is not a foregone conclusion.

After a relationship comes to an end, the spouse in the stronger financial position may be required to pay for the maintenance of the other. This will be the case only if the spouse in the weaker financial position is not able to self-support, and the spouse in the stronger financial position is reasonably capable of supporting their former spouse.

We can advise on whether you may be entitled to receive spousal maintenance, or whether you may have payment obligations.