Looking for advice. Husband left 2 years ago after 26 yrs marriage. Have 2 almost grown up children. I left my career when they were born to stay home and look after them. He has been supporting us since leaving. Mortgage is now paid Now he wants divorce. I have a small part time job paying very little . Once children are adults am I entitled to any maintenance from him ? Thanks in advance
Dundalkshelly wrote: »
What about getting a full time job and looking after yourself?
ted1 wrote: »
She’ll go to the bottom rung of the ladder. She put her career on hold to look after his kids and the family hone me, so that he could progress in his career.
It’s only right that he pay her a pension for the support and sacrifices she made for him
Stihl waters wrote: »
Is that the case if she gets the family home, firmly on the fence here but if she's left with an asset worth hundreds of thousands would that go some way in mitigating any loss, the other way of looking at it is she had the luxury of watching her kids grow up while he was out working, many important moments missed in their lives which no money or advancement can compensate for
Ann84 wrote: »
You can apply for spousal maintenance Independant of maintenance for your children. When you both agreed that you would give up paid work outside the home, you sacrificed not only your income at the time, but also your ability to earn - had you been in a paid career/ job over the last 20 something years, your earnings would have increased and you would have years of experience not to mention any qualifications acquired.
You and your ex husband were happy for you to make these sacrifices and limit your ability to independently earn income under the premise that his income would support you both/ all. You are entitled to some of his income even after divorce as far as I can understand from the below (although your situation is one very damn good reason why I’ll never give up my job to be a stay at home parent) - best of luckhttps://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/birth_family_relationships/separation_and_divorce/maintenance_orders_and_agreements.html#