sorry for late response, needed to travel to a funeral, just got back this evening.
Recently I was made aware that a working party was reviewing the laws governing divorce and maintenance awards. My situation is complicated by the refusal of my wife to finalise a divorce without reopening the settlement agreement made to her under the courts legal separation process.
In the intervening 16 year separation, her legal advisers have petitioned twice to improve the monthly Tax free amount payable.
In each case not only have the claims been rejected by the courts but on each occasion the maintenance amount was reduced. The lady was found to have attempted creative accountancy measures to cover her earnings and subsequent pension allowances over the years.
I was retired on a medical discharge before the initial separation order and have been unable to return to employment. The company pension was my source of income until I reached 65 years of age when I received the State pension.
The lady herself has now reached 70 years of age,still working and contributing to a pension scheme.
I hoped that if a revision of the duration of maintenance payments is likely to set a time limit to maintenance payments, then this might assist in reducing y outlay with out wasting further court time. I hope that this additional information will help you to review my request