Thank you for your response.
Please do accept my apologies for my delay in responding to you.
I am sorry to hear that matters have not progressed. You should look to get your ex served with a copy of the divorce petition so that you can apply for decree nis and progress the divorce if that is what you want to do.
Google - process server in your area. This should cost you less than a £100. You can ask the court for the divorce documents and acknowledgement of service form to serve on him.
In relation to your initial question about spousal maintenance - given what you have said about the huge disparity in your incomes and there not being any assets then it is highly likely that a court would grant you spousal maintenance.
You have already issued your divorce petition so you can now make a claim in repsect of the matrimonial finances, which in your case is primarily the claim for spousal maintenance.
You need to refer to mediation first. Google family mediation in your area and give them a call to self refer.
If your ex wont engage in mediation or agreement cannot be reached in relation to spousal maintenance then the mediator will sign the form that you need to apply to court. This is the Form A.
You can also ask the court to consider interim maintenance if you are struggling.
The court decides the issue of the matrimonial finances on the basis of need and as you are the main carer for the children and given that his income is so much more that yours and that you are falling short each month then you do have a good claim for ongoing maintenance.
Let me know if I can assist you further
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