The question of whether someone is entitled to maintenance is a complex one. Lawyers often try and oversimplify the issue in order to explain it clearly but the harsh truth is, there is often no easy way to identify whether someone is entitled to maintenance. 

As I touched on in my recent blog (http://www.brethertons.co.uk/site/blog/maintenance-what-is-it-am-i-entitled-to-it) the Courts have an obligation to try and achieve a Clean Break where possible.