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    Default Spousal maintenance anyone?

    Hi!

    I saw a lawyer today to talk about 'asset splitting' with my ex. He strongly suggested due to my position (34 weeks pregnant, ex earns 4x as much as I, I wont be working full time till baby is 12 months etc) that I push for spousal maintenance. I have been thinking about this and while it doesn't sit comfortably with my personality I think I will if I'm entitled to it as it will help me and the kids for the next 12 months.

    Just wanted to know if others have spousal maintenance and the reasons behind why they did.

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    I haven't but if you are entitled to it then go for it. Anything to make sure you and the kids don't go without

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    Sorry i havent had to go through it but bump

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    My solicitor tried to push me to get this too but I refused, it would've just made ex waaaaaay too angry and everything would've turned really nasty.

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    I didn't go through this either, but I think if you have to support the children, and have a new baby and can't work, than it could be a good idea. Especially if he earns good money.

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    I was awarded spousal maintenance as XH wanted me sent back to our home town and the magistrate had to send me back but could see that I just simply couldn't afford to live in that town with two kids given my financial situation compared to his.

    At the end of the day, you need to be able to look after yourself and bubs (and any other kids you may have).

    I would definitely go for it if I was you.


 

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