After the divorce, am I still entitled to maintain the same standard of living that I was used to during our marriage?
Unfortunately not. Remember that you are both now living apart from one another, and you each now have to cover more expenditure individually than you had to before. Any spousal maintenance included in the divorce order will only extend towards covering your reasonable expenditure needs, and not towards your luxurious expenditure. If you are used to a higher standard of living, you will need to either cut back on your expenses or find the means to earn the income needed to cover these expenses. It is recommended that you plan ahead for this during the course of the divorce itself. Ask us how to do that and we will assist you.