Hi I wonder if anyone can give me some idea if i will have to pay spousal maintenance ?
My wife and i have been separated for just over 2 years now , we were married for 20.
we have a good relationship but i can see the money being an issue, we went to mediation 2 years ago and i agreed not to force a sale whilst the children were at school,
this didn''t include my daughter going to uni which she will in sept, my son has now left school and going to collage .
i agreed to this because my wife wanted a 70/30 split on the house at that point. the agreement being that if i continued to pay all the bills until now that she would accept a 50/50 split i have paid apporx 25k since then .
her boyfriend who she has been seeing for nearly 4 years now ( yes the dates don''t work obviously ) but I''m not bitter at all.
is quite wealthy owning his own business but is also going through
a divorce now
his wife is asking for spousal maintenance for life and my wife believes she should get it as well !
my wife earns £700 a month and 500 tax credits, she also has a pension from the county council she is an LSA, she is aware she will have to get either a better paid job or a second one . i already work on average 6 days a week 14 hrs shifts to keep my head above water.
i have an on going heart condition which will require surgery in the next 2 years and it may mean i lose my driving licence.
i have said she can have 20k more than me which is equivalent to an extra monthly payment for a good couple of years .she can also keep her pension.
Hi thx for your answer,
My wife is 45 and I am 53 , my net income is £3200 and hers is £700 plus she gets tax credits of about 500.
I am currently paying all the bills for both of us.
She is still working "full time " if you can call 9-3 full time !! So her pension won''t be being paid until she retires I guess ? She is reluctant to get another job as she will lose the 12 weeks holiday !
Assets. ... Just the house, plus her car my car and motorcycle, although she may have some savings .
The kids are 18 / 16
My 18 yr old is off to uni in sept and my 16 yr old has left school to start collage .
The mortgage is £120,000 and the house is valued at 308.000
I have offered her 60/40 in her favour + 100 pm for my daughter until she is 19
and 150 a month for my boy 16 until he starts work
Of course no doubt I will be
Paying much more but directly to them as you do !