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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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What is the typical range of % of net income awarded as

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What is the typical range of % of net income awarded as spousal maintenance?
(25 yr marriage, spouse not working)
HiSpouse maintenance is not percentage based.It is based on the "reasonable needs" of the spouse receiving the maintenance as against income capacityThere is however a very very old rule of thumb - no longer referenced by the courts - that the income of the lower income spouse shoudl be a third of the joint incomeHowever there is great room for interpretation as child maintenance could arguable be counted as part of thatClare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thx - I am in a variation application. At this point my ex receives 24% of net income. With the net income varying - does it follow quasi-automatically that 24% of the new net income will be the precedent for the revised maintenance amount?
HiNo not at allClare
HiNo not at allClare
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