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Joint Lives Maintenance Orders.
Can you please tell me what is the likelyhood that a Court would grant my wife a joint lives maintenance order? What are the key drivers when they decide this?
We made my wife what I genuinely believed to be a very fair and equitable offer, which included, what I thought was a good fixed term maintenance deal for her... But evidently she has been advised to come back with this request for joint lives maintenance or threaten to go to Court if I dont... Of course, she may be bluffing but either way I am very anxious about this now... particularly because although we have been going through this divorce for over six months now, at no point has my solicitor brought up this possibility... So I know nothing about it, how the Courts decide on this etc... I hadn't even heard of the term joint lives maintenance until I read their response to my proposal...
Please let me know if you need more information (and what that may be) to answer this.
How old are you both and how long have you lived together
Are there any children involved
How much do you each earn
What assets and debts are there?