Yes, the presumptive award of maintenance, paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse for the duration of the divorce, is intended to ensure that no party is left penniless by the divorce action.
How much maintenance you’ll receive depends on the relative incomes of the parties, and the guidelines that judges use to factor the award.
When you’ve filed for divorce or been served with divorce papers, you need to protect your financial interests right away.
If you fail to vigorously pursue elements like maintenance, you may lose out on thousands of dollars that would make a big difference in your standard of living.
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