Hi, thank you for your question. In terms of maintenance, this comes in the form f child maintenance and spousal maintenance.
Child maintenance is a fixed amount which is calculated based on your gross income and how many nights, on average, the children stay overnight with you. If this cannot be agreed directly between you she, assuming she is the main carer, can apply directly to the Child Maintenance Service for an enforceable calculation.
In relation to spousal maintenance, this is more a discretionary amount which is based on her reasonable needs, income and your reasonable needs and income. If the amount she is demanding cannot be met from your income, after taking into account your reasonable needs, a court will not make such an order despite her demands.
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