Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance

A person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse (including de facto and same sex partner) if the spouse's personal income or assets cannot meet their own reasonable needs.


This obligation may continue even after separation and divorce. Applications for spousal maintenance must be made within 12 months of you divorce becoming final. Later applications require special permission to the court which is not always granted.
This is distinct from, but related to, property settlement.
Kelly & McHale Family Lawyers can assist in advising as to a party's entitlement in relation to spousal maintenance and in seeking maintenance in appropriate cases.

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Property

Following the breakdown of a marriage, an appropriate division of property is critically important to the financial future of both parties. Prompt legal advice is vital. Read More...

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Child Support

Following separation parties will need to consider the ongoing support of their children. Read More...

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An application for divorce can be made by either party to a marriage or by both parties jointly, after the parties have been separated for a period of at least 12 months immediately preceding the filing of the application. Read More...

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De Facto/Same sex relationships

Upon the breakdown of a de facto or same sex relationship either party can seek to negotiate, mediate or litigate any property issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship. Read More...