Will my maintenance award be sufficient to allow both me and my spouse to live at the standard of living which we established during the marriage?

Often times the answer is no since this is not economically feasible. The standard of living established during the term of the marriage is one of the factors the court uses to determine the amount and term of the maintenance award.

Because it is usually more expensive for a couple to live separately than to live together, the parties generally cannot afford to live at the same standard of living that was established during the marriage following a divorce.