thanks for the prompt response. correct, I should have said, we weren't married.
my ex partner worked part time for 7 years, she is claiming that she is entitled to half or a share of my pension as her contributions were reduced during this period - is this the case, how do I gain clarity on what she is owed?
so I gather that maintenance isn't related to the difference in our incomes or any minimum standard of living - simply the government link you provided (appreciated). as we have 50/50 share, how does child allowance (which she currently retains in full) and childcare vouchers (which I claim in full from my salary) fit into the calculation? I guess within that, should we split the cost of childcare 50/50 too then?
thanks, ***** ***** to your response.