Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, you may be required to pay, or be entitled to receive spousal maintenance. While spousal maintenance is not relevant in all matters, it is particularly common where one parent focuses on raising children, or one party is no longer employed in a family business after separation.
There are certain criteria that need to be met for a spousal maintenance claim to be successful. Given the complexities surrounding separation, seeking counsel from well-educated and experienced lawyers is imperative when pursuing financial support so you understand your rights and entitlements.
Our family lawyers can provide you with the legal advice or representation you need when seeking spousal maintenance.