How does the court work out how much spousal maintenance I should get?

The court will consider a number of factors including: 

  • your age, health, income, and ability to work;

  • your financial resources and what is a suitable standard of living, and

  • if the marriage/partnership has affected your ability to earn an income.

Every case is different and it is important to seek legal advice if you are going through the process of seeking  maintenance, or if a relationship is ending and you think you may be required to make spousal maintenance payments.

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