Is regard to spousal maintenance i appreciate there is no formula, but is there some sort of guide that could give an indication of what percentage of my net income could be paid as spousal maintenance? I am also concerned that as my wife will claim to be unfit for work, she will expect me to contribute to any shortfall in income she would deem to need to survive on. I keep hearing her stating she will need to have sufficient money to keep her and the children living in they way they are accustomed to no mater what this means for me? Is there any guidance on this?
Is the child maintenance calculator a good assessment of what i would be due to pay, or could it be significantly different?
Can spousal maintenance be replaced with an agreed one off settlement and if so what would be a reasonable agreement?
Finally, when agreeing to share the value of our assets would an even split of the assets be deemed reasonable or would i be expected to receive a lesser share than half as my wife does not work?