Generally speaking, the Family Law Courts expect that the spouse who remains in the matrimonial home to be responsible for meeting the mortgage repayments and utilities bills. There are however sometimes circumstances where the Court will make Orders requiring the other party to assist with these expenses in the form of spousal maintenance. Mackinnon Jacobs Lawyers can advise you in respect of whether you are liable to pay spousal maintenance to your former partner or whether you can claim spousal maintenance from him or her.