In determining the level of spousal maintenance to be awarded, the Court is guided by the principles laid down by Parliament in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (now heavily amended). The Court has a very wide discretion and will take into account a variety of factors which include financial needs, standard of living, the other party’s ability to pay, the age of the parties and any relevant matters which could include health.
The Court has the power, if financial resources permit, to make a capitalised payment of maintenance, namely the Court can award a lump sum in satisfaction of maintenance but only where there are significant capital assets.
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The level and amount of maintenance are matters upon which our specialist Family Law Lawyers will be able to advise.
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