Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by a party to a marriage to their former husband or wife in circumstances where they are unable to adequately support themselves.
———— 01. OVERVIEW
We Can Help
Under the Family Law Act, a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse or former de facto partner, if that person cannot meet their own reasonable expenses from their personal income or assets.
Where the need exists, both parties have an equal duty to support and maintain each other as far as they can. This obligation can continue even after separation and divorce. The extent of the support depends on what the other party can afford to pay.
Whilst the emotional turmoil of a divorce may be difficult, a spousal maintenance agreement can be taken care of with the assistance of one of our family law lawyers. Strict time limits apply when making an application for spousal maintenance.
At One Law we understand that this is a very difficult time in your life. Our priority is to resolve your matter as quickly as possible with the least cost and fuss to you.
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———— 02. RECENT WINS
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———— 03. HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We Make it Simple
We will spend time listening and understanding your individual circumstances and confirm your instructions that you wish to proceed with an application for spousal maintenance. We will commence completing the relevant documentation with you.
After we meet, we will put together the application form and mark the relevant parts for your spouse to complete. It’s now time to show this application to your ex-spouse for their consideration and signature.
Generally, as long as the parties are agreeable to the spousal maintenance agreement, within a short space of time we should be able to complete the application which is then forwarded to the Family Court of Australia for processing.
We can then apply to the court to formalise the orders. We will finalise relevant application and file it with the court. After the court processes the application the court will confirm that the orders have been made and are now binding.
There are times unfortunately when a spousal maintenance application is opposed to by one of the parties. If this occurs then it will be necessary to attend a court hearing regarding the application.
———— 05. OUR TEAM
Your Family Law Specialists
At One Law, we understand that every case is different, and we take the time to get to know your situation. We are your local lawyers with access to resources in all states, so you know your case is in good hands no matter where you are in Australia. Meet our Family Law Specialists.