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'Gone are the days in England and Wales when the weaker financial party could expect lifelong financial support without examination of their earning potential and the lifestyle adjustments they could make to become self-sufficient.The Penningtons Manches’ International Family Law Report ‘From Dependency to Self-Sufficiency: The International Spousal Maintenance Barometer’ is available to view and download here.
Any international couple contemplating divorce would be well advised to look into the legislation governing spousal maintenance in their respective home countries to determine which jurisdiction would be most likely to meet their expectations for support following the breakdown of their relationship.'
The Red Book is the acknowledged authority on practice and procedure