Two months ago I left my wife in the UK, (no children only 2 dogs) I am living and working in the middle east, I am offering to her the House and savings which is enough to pay the mortgage off and voluntary maintenance, but she says now that I must sign a paper (seperation order) for the maintenance agreement (I intended only paying for a year until she sorts out her life), I dont want to agree to this becouse my circumstances may change in the future, remarraige, Children hopefully. Is it law in the UK for what the Americans call Alimony, will I have to sign this agreement,
With no kids and a house with a paid off mortgage then her housing needs are met and she will require only a modest income.
You dont mention 2 important factors.
You are offering her the house and savings....but what are you keeping for yourself. WIthout this info I cannot assess what percentage of the joint assets you are offering.
This is relevant because if she is being offered 50% or less then spousal maintenance is a stronger possibility than if you are offering her the majority of the assets as a kind of Clean Break.
Also you do not mention whether she is capable of earning a living. i.e can she be self sufficient. This is in fact the most critical criteria as if she (with the benefit of a mortgage free home) can earn enough to be self sufficient then spousal maintenance is unlikely.