would the parent with care (father)usually have to pay spousal maintenance even tough the mother had never worked and didnt raise the children due to mental illness, children were looked after by grandparents whilst father was at work? the mother does not work and is on all benefits possible and she does not and never has paid anything towards the children, she has been rehoused into a flat from half way accommodation when she was released from hospital. sorry if this is long winded but in the link it doesnt mention along these lines. Thankyou
14 years married, wife 34 hubby 38, 2 children 9 and 14income for hubby £22,000 benefits for wife £18,000!! no pension, hubby lives in fh with full residence of children, wife now been rehoused into own flat after been in mental hospital for the last 8 years, was let out at weekends under supervision of her family , sorry to have taken so long to respond.