The most common reason for claiming interim maintenance is genuine need.
This is when the person asking for interim maintenance has no or little income, and their ex-partner has an income they could share.
It’s a good idea to agree some interim financial arrangements with your ex-partner while your divorce or dissolution is going through.
That way, each of you knows what’s expected of you. For example, who’ll pay which bills. This offers some financial stability.
Interim maintenance can be part of the divorce and dissolution arrangements. This will stop an ex-partner (husband, wife or civil partner) claiming that the other hasn’t given them the money they need, and vice versa.
If you can’t agree how much interim maintenance should be paid, or whether payments will be made at all, you and your ex-partner can use mediation to help you reach an agreement (an impartial third party).