Application For Maintenance

My spouse has left me and is refusing to pay me anything to help with paying the mortgage and the bills. When can I apply for spousal maintenance and how long will it be before I receive it?
Posted 2 years ago  | 
Divorce & Alimony,Family Law
Divorce & Alimony Family Law

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Tanushree Sharma

After you or your spouse file a divorce petition, you can apply for what is known as ancillary relief and maintenance pending suit (using HM Court Service Form A ). Hopefully filing the application will encourage your spouse to start helping with the mortgage and other bills. If it does not, however, the court will in short time schedule a hearing to decide maintenance pending suit. At the hearing, the court may order your spouse to start paying maintenance immediately. Consult a solicitor as a matter of priority, since this is not an area where a do-it-yourself approach is recommended.

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