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Can I apply for maintanence? If my salary £30,000 my

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Can I apply for maintanence ?
If my salary £30,000 my husbands salary £135,000?
We lived together for 26 years.

Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.

Are you already divorced? Has there been a financial settlement of the marital finances?

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
not yet. we are in process of divorce. but we didn't apply yet.
we are trying negotiate financial settlement with my husband

Whether or not you will be entitled to spousal support will depend entirely upon the financial situation of both of you, what is in the marital pot and what is equitable. The court will look at each parties needs, the needs of any minor children, and the factors as listed in s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 - see the link below for the full list of things the court considers.

Given the large discrepancy between your incomes, it may be possible for you to get some spousal support - but it is becoming rarer these days.

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