My lawyer suggests that I won''t have a right to spousal support because a)I''m too young( 41) b) I''ve just got a full time job to keep a roof over our heads and pay the bills Can anyone tell me if this is correct??? I was with him for 24 years married for 17 and helped him build up a very successful business by working partime all our married life and in the beginning typing letters etc for the company in the evenings because he couldn''t afford a secretary. I then held the home together and allowed him to travel all over the place for work. It seems so unfair do you think my lawyer is correct??? I''m scared of the future I know my salary alone won''t keep us.... any good advice out there???
I suppose nobody has an automatic '' right '' to spousal support, but it depends very much on your needs and the ability of the payer to meet or contribute to them.
You say '' My salary alone won''t keep us '' so do I infer from this that there are dependent children ? Your husband would have pay child support if this is true. Sometimes child support is all that people can be expected to pay, But since you say nothing of your circumstances nor those of your husband, I can''t comment.
Save only this, that presumably your lawyer knows the local courts and the local judges and the way they think. This local knowledge is valuable.
May I suggest that you check your benefit entitlement after separation, especially tax credits. Such benefits can often make an appreciable difference. A CAB should be able to assist.