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When two natural parents separate and have 50% custody can

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When two natural parents separate and have 50% custody can one of them expect maintenance if the other has a higher wage ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
Spousal maintenance is not often awarded and is restricted to cases where one partner has given up work and career opportunities to look after the children. Your situation is not likely to be one where this applies. Child support is adjusted however where one party earns more
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If natural parents separate and have 50% custody of their child ,can the parent on a lower income expect maintenance?
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
The child support is adjusted between the parties, but this is different from adult maintenance.

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