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Can My Partner Get Share of my Future Earnings?  


The Family Court can give more than 50% of the shared property to one partner if as a result of their efforts and support, the other partner has ended up being able to earn a higher income.  This applies only to the property available to be shared when the relationship ends. 


So the short answer is, NO, not extra maintenance as such but YES, a bigger share of the property.


In separation legislation, weekly maintenance payments are also available but only if the partner getting it shows that he/she cannot support him/herself because of the effects of: 


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