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Spouse maintenance to vary

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18 Jun 12 #337352 by anonjed
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I have been divorced for 6 years. I pay child maintenance and spouse maintenance under a segal order. No problem with paying child maintenance but the ex is now working and earns £40,000 per annum. When the order was set she was not working. Now she has the extra income what would my chances of succeeding if I take her to court to vary. She is still in the former matrimonial home and we have a mesher order whereby I get my 25% back when youngest is 18.

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18 Jun 12 #337359 by cookie2
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I think you would have a very good chance of varying the spousal maintenance now that she is earning that much. Of course it all depends on the figures, though.

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