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maintenance payable to husband?

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16 Sep 07 #3465 by johnwilliam
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I know this is unusual, but I'd like to know if there are any more men out there who are claiming/have claimed maintenance from their ex-wife? after a 20 year marriage she is left with the house and a high income, and I've just lost my job and can't even pay the rent. I've read that maintenance is based on needs - surely, the needs of either party (?) but my solicitor isn't too hopeful as I don't wear a skirt!! Sorry ladies, but it isn't only you who sometimes get left destitute.

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16 Sep 07 #3468 by LittleMrMike
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There is no reason in principle why a wife could not be ordered to pay spousal maintenance to her husband. However, is it reasonable for you to get a job and is your current unemployment just a temporary blip ? This could be what your solicitor has in mind. I would certainly advise you to claim jobseekers allowance, housing/council tax benefit, if you have not already done so.

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Mike

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