A party to a marriage is liable to maintain the other party to the extent that they are reasonably able to do so if that other party is unable to support themselves adequately.
In assessing a spousal maintenance claim the Court takes into consideration both parties income earning capacity, their available income, and a parties’ need for maintenance.
Maintenance can be paid on a periodic basis or by way of a lump sum as part of any final property settlement.
Our team can advise you as to whether you would be entitled to a claim of maintenance, and can seek to achieve maintenance whether by way of negotiation, or by Court Order. We can also advise you as to how to defend a maintenance application, and if necessary draft an agreement to protect you from future maintenance claims.