The Times, 7 March 2019
What is Spousal Support Dispute Mediation?
Despite a relationship ending, the responsibility upon spouses to financially support each other does not conclude.
Generally speaking, spousal support becomes payable when:
- You or your ex-partner are unable to support themselves from their income or another source of funds (such as money in the bank, or assets which can be sold such as shares); and
- You or your ex-partner has the capacity to provide financial support either from their income or from a source of funds that they solely control.
It’s not unusual for disputes in regard to spousal support to arise. Like any other dispute in the context of family law mediation, these disputes providing there is a willingness by you and your ex-partner to talk it through can be resolved through mediation.