Anthony R. Clarke and Associates

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Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is the financial support which one party to a marriage or de facto relationship may be required to provide to the other party after their marriage or relationship has broken down.

The Family Court is able to order one party to pay spousal maintenance to the other if the said party is unable to support him/herself and the other party is able to provide support.

There is no automatic entitlement to spousal maintenance, nor is there any general rule about how much spousal maintenance should be paid.  This is an area where the Court must assess each matter on a case by case basis.

You should seek the advice of a Family Law specialist so that you can understand how the laws apply to your situation.