RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth was interviewed by Mediacorp Radio 938Live on the topic of spousal and child maintenance. The interview was featured on 938Live’s Women of Worth segment on 19 August 2017 and the encore was repeated the next day on 20 August 2017.
The interview describes the avenues women can turn to with regards to claiming maintenance and enforcing arrears of maintenance.
Michelle, a certified IMI Mediator and Collaborative Family Practitioner, highlighted that “it would be wise for everybody involved in the dissolution of the marriage to really look at how best they can restructure their family moving forward.”
She offered legal perspectives on what women can do when ex-spouses attempt to reduce maintenance payment for children and when there is a need for additional financial support. Michelle also elaborated that “the reason behind the reduction would need to be examined” as there could be a change in circumstances where “one of the parents has lost a job, for example, and some changes need to be made in that respect”.
Please listen to the podcast for the full interview.