Hi, thank you for your question. Are you able to provide a copy of the consent order for my consideration using the paperclip icon please - if not, is there any specific clause that directs a requirement to provide regular disclosure of income and what the spousal maintenance amount is linked to?
In relation to the usual practice in relation to variation of spousal maintenance this is usually when there is a significant and consistent decrease to the liable party's income or the receiver's income (if the spousal maintenance amount is linked to the income) or cohabitation/remarriage.
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Thank you. Given the significant change in circumstances he would have a right to apply to vary the spousal maintenance and have it reassessed based on the current circumstances. Furthermore, if she is no cohabiting with a new partner he should check the terms of the order as there may be a clause which ends the spousal maintenance on the cohabitation with a new partner. If there is a child maintenance liability for the children this should also be reviewed given that they are now living with him.
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In relation to the issues you have outlined. As there is no specific clause for disclosure, it would be usual, for example, if the the liable spouse's income drastically decreases it is usual for the maintenance to be varied by applying to court.