Order was made in October 2012. I am 50, my ex wife is 49.
I am self employed and currently don't have an income as my work is proving difficult to find. I was back in Court in April 2014 where the judge reduced my spousal maintenance to £1 per annum but I will be taken back to court when my income improves. The maintenance was originally fixed at £2500 per month until she is 60. I still have a school fees debt despite both children having now left school. This was a loan arrangement I made with the school.
She was also given the house (in its totality) and all of the contents. I got a few of my personal posessions but not very much.
My income the year before the order was around £200,000 and about £140,000 the year of the order. It dropped after that to £80,000 and is now nil. I was a partner in a company but am no longer a part of that firm. I have substantial debts including £13500 I owe HMRC.
Her income is a little vague. She works part time as a dental receptionist but has an interior design business which she has always told the court doesn't earn her any money. she was never asked to prove that in court.
I estimate her receptionist job pays around £12 per hour