If you need financial support from your former spouse, we can assist you to make a claim or negotiate spousal maintenance. These payments can vary in form and can include regular cash payments or a mortgage/rent or car payment etc.
Payments for spousal maintenance will depend on the financial position of each of you and your reasonable living expenses. Spousal payments are more often paid on an interim basis where you are still negotiating your property settlement.
There are limited circumstances where spousal maintenance continues after the property settlement is concluded. You need to be alert to a time limit in relation to applying for spousal maintenance. Your divorce date or for defacto couples, your separation date affects your right to apply for spousal maintenance.