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Did you know? Are you married/in a civil partnership or living together? - Part 8


WHY DOES IT MATTER?

What different rights do parties who live in England or Wales who are married in a civil partnership and people who are not married/civil-partners, or don’t have a legally valid marriage, have? (The law in Scotland is different), continued from parts 4-7

Right

Married

Not legally married

Income –  monthly maintenance for the partner

The Court can make a spousal maintenance order – for one party to make monthly payments to the other spouse for themselves

No maintenance can be claimed for themselves

Income – child maintenance

The primary carer of the child can claim monthly child maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service if it is not agreed. If the other parent owns a significantly high income then the Court can make child maintenance orders.

The primary carer of the child can claim monthly child maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service if it is not agreed. If the other parent owns a significantly high income then the Court can make child maintenance orders.

Continued in Part 9 next week.

 

Added: 12 Feb 2018 14:57


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