Given up your career to raise your children and hope to be supported by your ex-spouse indefinitely? Think again.
Once upon a time a woman who got married and had children could expect her husband to support her for the rest of her life, even if they got divorced. However, a recent landmark case has meant that divorced women can no longer expect to be stay at home mothers funded by maintenance payments from their former spouses. There will now be an expectation that once your child reaches the age of seven, the stay at home parent should seek at least part time work and the working parent will be able to argue for reduced spousal maintenance payments.
Stay at home fathers, this applies to you too!
For further advice on what spousal maintenance you may be entitled to please contact Stephanie at or Louise at