Maintenance Order Services

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Navigating the Essentials

What Are Maintenance Orders?

Divorce can bring many changes and decisions, one of the most crucial being the arrangement of maintenance orders. A maintenance order, often referred to as spousal or child support, is a legal agreement that outlines the financial responsibilities of one party to another post-divorce. These orders are designed to ensure that both parties and any children involved are financially supported and maintain a standard of living post-divorce.

Key Components:
Maintenance orders generally cover two main areas:

Child Support: This ensures that the children’s needs – from education and healthcare to general living expenses – are met. The aim is to provide a stable financial future for the children involved.

Spousal Support: Also known as alimony, this helps a lesser-earning or non-earning spouse maintain a similar lifestyle to that which they were accustomed to during the marriage. It’s a support system for individuals who may need financial assistance post-divorce, whether temporarily or permanently.

How We Can Help

Why Choose Family Divorce Mediators?

Reduced Emotional Strain

Family divorce mediators provide a more amicable environment compared to traditional divorce proceedings. This approach significantly reduces the emotional stress and animosity often experienced in adversarial court battles, benefiting not just the couple but also any children involved.

Control over the Outcome

In mediation, both parties have a say in the final agreement, allowing for more control over the outcome. This contrasts with court decisions where a judge makes the final call, often without a deep understanding of the family's unique dynamics.


Mediation is typically more cost-effective than litigation. Since it usually requires less time and fewer resources, it can significantly reduce the financial burden of the divorce process.

Time Efficiency

The mediation process is generally faster than going through the courts. This expedited approach means that couples can move forward with their lives more quickly, without the prolonged stress of a drawn-out legal battle.


Unlike court proceedings, which are public, mediation is a private process. What is said in mediation stays in mediation, offering a level of discretion and confidentiality that many couples prefer.

Improved Communication & Post-Divorce Relationship

Mediators help facilitate better communication between the parties. This can be particularly beneficial for maintaining a cooperative relationship post-divorce, which is crucial for co-parenting and ongoing family interactions. By learning to resolve disputes amicably, couples can set a positive tone for future interactions.

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A Maintenance Order is a legal agreement, typically issued by a court, that specifies the financial support one spouse must provide to the other after a divorce or separation. This can include child support, spousal support, or both.

At Family Divorce Mediators, we specialize in guiding you through the process of obtaining, modifying, or enforcing a Maintenance Order. Our expert mediation services, led by Stella, aim to reach amicable agreements that serve the best interests of all parties involved.

For a successful mediation, you should bring all relevant financial documents, such as income statements, expense lists, and any pre-existing agreements or court orders. This information helps us understand your situation fully and facilitate fair negotiations.

The duration of mediation varies depending on the complexity of your case and the willingness of both parties to reach an agreement. Typically, mediation sessions can range from a few hours to several sessions spread over weeks or months.

Yes, once both parties agree to the terms of a Maintenance Order during mediation, it can be formalized and made legally binding through a court order. Our team assists in drafting the agreement and advising on legal formalities.

Choosing Family Divorce Mediators means you benefit from a less adversarial, more cost-effective approach to resolving maintenance disputes. Our mediation process, led by our experienced mediator Stella, fosters communication and cooperation, aiming for mutually beneficial outcomes while minimizing emotional and financial stress.