A little background question. In what might be the home leg, one way or another, a question suddenly occurs. Suppose you have an amount you are paying for spousal maintenance - how do you find out if that amount should be revised at some future point, for example downwards if they start being paid more or get another job? Are you expected to spy on them? All pointers to how this is best determined, welcomed.
Thanks in advance
Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by getthisoverwith.
If you're at mediation, it sounds like you're at least dealing with somebody rational. Wish I could say the same. Her lawyers ramping costs with unnecessary requests, pushing for "free lunch" etc. Doesn't believe that any future information should be provided about her income at all.
You can ask for reviews to be part of any order based perhaps on production of a P60. Bear in mind that if benefits are claimed, spousal maintenance is treated as unearned income and deducted £ for £.
There is a general presumption against spousal maintenance unless it is unavoidable. Even where awarded it is normally term limited.
Being refused in response - potential for a settlement but this seems to be unaccepatble to her / her hungry sharks, with threats to leave things for a final hearing. And then to need to seek more in financial resources in a final hearing because of the cost "she" would be incurring at it ... any suggestions for cheap private investigators?