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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Hi, pls can you tell me after divorce how long is the obligation

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Hi, pls can you tell me after divorce how long is the obligation to pay spouse maintenance last for?
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That will depend on the terms of the order made by the court.
It can be time limited - a few years or until retirement - or it can be life long.
It ends automatically if the spouse receiving the maintenance re-marries
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So, it wouldn't matter if I have a full time job, he'd still have to give me spouse maintenance?
That would depend on how much you each earn - but it would not automatically end then - he would have to apply to the court to vary or dismiss the order.
This is of course assuming that a spouse maintenance order was made at all - they are not automatic