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Spousal maintenance - revisions of amounts

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #515247 by getthisoverwith
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Hi Folks,
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
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #515284 by Vigorate
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I am in a similar situation.

My mediator and solicitor advised me to agree a spousal maintenance amount that decreases by a certain percentage every year until total expiry.

I tend to agree, as then no games or second guessing and stressing on how much the other party earns is involved.

VIG
Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Vigorate. Reason: adjustment

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1 month 3 weeks ago #515285 by getthisoverwith
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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.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #515301 by hadenoughnow
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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.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #515306 by getthisoverwith
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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?

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1 month 3 weeks ago #515310 by hadenoughnow
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What are you hoping to find out??

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1 month 3 weeks ago #515314 by getthisoverwith
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Large increases in income or additional employment. Reluctance to share already suggests something is being or will be hidden.

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