Hi, thank you for your question. You do not have an automatic obligation to pay her spousal maintenance and there needs to be a full assessment of both of your financial positions include income and needs. If you had the funds and she is unable to meet her reasonable needs from maximising her income, then it would be reasonable for there to be spousal maintenance, but if you are struggling to meet your own needs then it is unlikely that a court will impose a spousal maintenance order.
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