hi i have been with my partner for 3 and a half years, he is married but has been separated from his wife for 11 years now. she has now gone for divorce and i just wanted to know whether she can claim any kind of money other than divorce fees from my partner, they did not own a house and their child is over 18 so should be simple but on his papers hes received it looks like she intends to go for monthly payments so my question is, can my partner be made to paid money to his soon to be ex wife after they have lived apart for so long they are getting divorced on the 5 year separation all info greatly appreciated
It''s standard procedure to tick all the boxes except maintenance pending suit. It doesn''t mean she will pursue the claims.
After 11 years of separation it''s extremely unlikely that she would be awarded spousal maintenance. She has managed on her own for 11 years, after all. If she would now tell a court, "I cannot afford to live without £XXX per month from my ex husband" then I don''t think they would take that too seriously. BUT everything in divorce depends on the figures and circumstances. There are some situations where SM may be awarded.