Spousal Maintenance legal services

Spousal maintenance legal services

Get in touch with one of our accredited specialists to guide you through your rights and responsibilities regarding spousal maintenance in Australia.

There are significant financial consequences of marriage breakdown, and consideration should be given to how things such as the mortgage, rent and bills will be paid following separation and while final property settlement is being resolved. For those people who do not have sufficient income to meet their own needs, and who perhaps have not been the primary breadwinner in a marriage, spousal maintenance payments may be critical and essential for daily living. These payments, which are known in other countries by other terms such as allowance or alimony, can help pay for basic expenses and relieve the financial pressure caused by the breakdown.

If and when usual financial support from a former husband or wife is inappropriately cut off following a marriage breakdown or divorce, it is important to act quickly to rectify the situation without there being financial disasters and without undue financial suffering.

When seeking advice about financial issues following marriage breakdown, please speak to one of our Accredited Specialists at Watts McCray as to your eligibility, or liability, for partner maintenance and how it might assist you in your situation. If you are unsure of your rights in any given situation, they will help to clarify the issue, explain what you may be entitled to, and explain the process of applying for maintenance payments from your former partner or spouse.

For more information, visit our list spouse maintenance FAQs or contact us to make an appointment to discuss spousal maintenance at one of our Sydney offices.

A couple who has undergone spousal maintenance at our Sydney office