ref my divorce of 18 years ago i am still paying my my ex-wife 650 per month in maintenance and as it was originally granted for 5 years i feel a little aggrieved !!!sadly within the 5 years she was diagnosed with breast cancer and at the time i was advised not to stop paying it - however she has now been in remission since it was treated at about 3-4 years into the 5 years i would welcome any thoughts you may have i am 71.5 years old and she is 4 years younger
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nothing as the divorce was so painful i didn't want to take her on agai
Hi there, have you broached the subject with her at all? Spousal maintenance is usually awarded for life or for a specified period. It would appear that yours was for a specified period - and thereafter you should have considered the topic, i.e. whether her circumstances had changed etc and if so, returned to court to amend the spousal maintenance.
Has your ex wife ever remarried? If so then usually maintenance would have (or rather should have) stopped at that point. If not, and you do not believe that you approach this subject with her, then I am afraid I would suggest you make an application to amend the original order.
However your applications will have to contain full reasoning for the court to consider - such as, for example, you are retired now and cannot afford the £650.
If you have any further questions resulting from my advice please do not hesitate to ask.
IT WAS ORIGINALLY MADE FOR 5 YEARS TO ALLOW HER TIME TO RETRAIN AND GET A JOB BUT IN THOSE 5 YRS SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
Hi, I appreciate that, but if she got breast cancer within those 5 years and then went into remission within the 3rd or 4th year and the cancer has not returned, then you should have gone back to court on this to have the situation reassessed some time ago.
Did she ever retrain and go back to work?
I would recommend you do this now if it is appropriate, i.e. you can no longer afford to pay this and/or your ex wife does have the means to support herself and also if you consider your wife will not enter a formal agreement with you to reduce this.
iknow nothing of my ex's income position and am therefore nervous about taking such action It worries me that as she is a Dutch national she will not declare any income she may have from holland?
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HiWhat is the actual wording of the court order when it come s to spouse maintenance.What income do you now have?Claire
where will i find the court order wording please ?
i am not sure exactly how much i get currently
HiIt will be on the original Court Order which set out how much you had to payClaire
thanks will try and find it tonight ?
HiOk that's fineClaire
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