How long is spousal maintenance paid for?

Many divorcing people will be concerned about how they will support themselves when a divorce is finalised, particularly if they have been doing the lion’s share of childcare and cannot easily fall back into full-time work. Some spouses may be able to get spousal maintenance from their ex to help them manage financially. This is a payment made by one person to another before or after the divorce. This article sets out how long spousal maintenance is paid for.