Maintenance payments – the end of the meal ticket for life?

10/08/2018
The issue of spousal maintenance is often one of great dispute in considering financial issues on divorce.  Questions relating to whether or not one party to the marriage (often the wife) is entitled to claim maintenance - and if so, at what rate and for how long - frequently become a significant area of contention.
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Owens v Owens – what does it actually mean for divorcing couples?

31/07/2018
Last week the Supreme Court delivered its much-anticipated judgement in the case of Owens v Owens, ruling that Mrs Tini Owens, cannot divorce her husband Hugh on the basis of his alleged unreasonable behaviour.  Mrs Owens must now wait until 2020 to divorce her husband.
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No second bite of the cherry for divorcee in Supreme Court ruling

23/07/2018
A Supreme Court ruling that a woman who spent all her lump sum divorce settlement money – some of which was designed to meet her housing needs - cannot claim additional funds from her former husband to cover her rent. The case looks set to re-ignite debate about open-ended maintenance awards.
 
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Could the World Cup mean the final whistle for your marriage?

13/07/2018
It may seem far-fetched to suggest that an argument about England winger Raheem Sterling’s performance in the World Cup could set couples on the slippery slope to divorce.   
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