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  • Dragon slayer
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20 Mar 12 #319061 by Dragon slayer
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Apologies for not posting the outcome of my hearing in January. Rude of me seeing as i had some useful replies on here:

1 Self representing - brilliant, judge insisted ex wife''s expensive barrister helped me through proceedings.
2 Have a 10month reprieve from paying spousal maintenance due to economic climate.
3 Reduction of £200/month when maintenance payments re-start due to economic outlook.
4 Ex wife criticised for spending £10k on legal fees for 1 day in Court when there was no hope of them getting current levels maintained.
5 Downside - no end date/Clean Break. Told to try again when i retire!!! Bear in mind both parties in their 50''s and children in their 20''s. Judge was adamant ex wife would be disadvantaged with no spousal maintenence at all.

Overall well chuffed as i proved i could not maintain current payment levels, but believe me i had to produce loads of info'' to support my case.

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20 Mar 12 #319062 by Young again
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Hi Dragon slayer!

Thank you very much for the feedback which many peeps will find useful and comforting, not least what you say about the judge!

Shame that you have no end date as you and your ex both have a less clear picture of what may be happening in your 60s. :-(

Thanks again!


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