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Nominal Spousal Maintenance and clean break?

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21 Sep 21 #517739 by Donut723
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Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me if its possible to have nominal Spousal Maintenance and a Clean Break at the same time and if so how this works?

Thanks!

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22 Sep 21 #517756 by Rickoshea
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A Clean Break is having no residual financial ties. Nominal Spousal Maintenance is a financial tie unfortunately

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23 Sep 21 #517761 by Donut723
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So can you have both or not?

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23 Sep 21 #517762 by .Charles
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No.

A spousal maintenance order stops a settlement from being a Clean Break in the same way as chicken would stop a salad from being vegetarian.

Charles

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23 Sep 21 #517763 by Donut723
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Ha! Thanks

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