Have you recently separated from your spouse or de facto partner? Are you struggling to make ends meet? If you are, you may be entitled to spousal maintenance.
When you separate and move from one household to two, the cost of running both homes naturally increases. This can put a strain on the finances, particularly if you’re the one in the weaker financial position. This is where spousal maintenance can help.
Essentially, spousal maintenance is a form of financial support. Its to help you meet your reasonable living expenses when you are unable to do so, from your own income and resources. You must be able to show that you need financial support and that your ex-partner can pay.
Applications for spousal maintenance can be complicated, and its always best to reach an agreement with your ex-partner. Where this isn’t possible, we can help you obtain an urgent, interim or final order.
To find out how we can help you, book your free 15-minute consult today.