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Canberra: (02) 6288 1100
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Kerry White

Armstrong Legal are Canberra Family Lawyers specialising in the area of spousal maintenance.

Spousal maintenance means ongoing financial support for a former partner to a marriage or de facto relationship.

Even after divorce or separation, former spouses may have a duty to support or maintain one another. The extent of that support depends on whether a party is held to be unable to sufficiently meet their own reasonable needs and whether the other party has the capacity to pay.

Spousal maintenance will be considered as part of an overall property settlement.

How will a court decide whether spousal maintenance is payable?

The court will base its decision on sections 79(4) and 75(2) of the Family Law Act. Relevant factors from those sections include:

  • A party's income, debts, property and financial resources
  • A party's age and health
  • A party's capacity for gainful employment
  • Whether children live with a party

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Contact Armstrong Legal:
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Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448

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