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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales?
-Have you divorced and has she remarried?
Thank you. What are your respective incomes and what assets (together with values) do you both have, both joint and sole?
How long have you been married?
Thanks for confirming. Your liability for child maintenance is based on your gross income and how often the child stays overnight with you and this is your legal liability. On top of this, if the mother is unable to meet her reasonable needs she is entitled to seek spousal maintenance from you to cover the shortfall between her income and reasonable needs, but the court will also take into account your income and needs and whether it is justified and equitable to make such an order.
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To add to the above and to give reassurance.
There is no question whatsoever of spouse maintenance when your income is so similar