When parties separate it has an immediate impact on each party financially. Spousal maintenance is often one of the first issues to arise for consideration. It is necessary to assess:
- Whether a party has a right to spousal maintenance as a result of being unable to adequately support himself or herself;
- The needs of the proposed recipient of spousal maintenance; and
- The capacity of the proposed payer to contribute spousal maintenance after meeting his or her reasonable living expenses.
We can assist you to make the above assessment and with the supporting evidence required to make an application to the Court, if appropriate, or opposing one filed by your spouse.