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Category: Family Law
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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If i apply for divorce based on domestic abuse basis - do i

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If i apply for divorce based on domestic abuse basis - do i need to pay my husband maintenance?
hes currently on benefits and im full time employed.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 12 months ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Arising out of the marriage, under English law you are both entitled to seek financial relief from the other but this does not necessarily mean you would be ordered to pay him maintenance and a full assessment needs to be undertaken by the court of both your financial positions and whether he is able to meet his reasonable needs from his own income and whether you would be in a position to support yourself, as well as pay maintenance.

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Expert:  Harris replied 11 months ago.

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