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Spousal Maintenance

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PLEASE NOTE: As at 27 December 2023, this law firm has reduced its services and now ONLY provides legal advice and representation in the areas of Employment Agreements, Legal Waivers and Governance documents.

The Family Law Act imposes an obligation on a person to financially assist their spouse if the spouse’s personal income or assets cannot meet their own reasonable expenses. This is called spousal maintenance. Importantly, the other party will only have to pay spousal maintenance if they have the capacity to provide that support.

An agreement is often reached in relation to spousal maintenance where one person will provide continuing financial support to the other after the breakdown of the marriage or de facto relationship.

You should try to resolve the issue of spousal maintenance before going to court. However, if you cannot reach an agreement, you can apply to the Court for an Order for spousal maintenance. This is often done at the same time as a property settlement.

Spousal Maintenance

Markus Earl Legal are experienced and passionate about helping people with family law issues. To find out how we can assist with your legal issue, contact us to book a free 30-minute no obligation phone discussion to speak to one of our lawyers. During the conversation we will ask initial questions and based on your response we will provide general advice on a plan in relation to your spousal maintenance matter including the next steps should you decide to retain our services.

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