When parties separate, it often has an immediate financial impact.
In some cases, one party may have an immediate or pressing need to receive spousal maintenance from the other.
In determining whether or not a party has a claim for spousal maintenance, it is necessary to consider:
- 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.
At Dwyer Durack, our team of family lawyers can assist you to make the above assessment and use the required supporting evidence to make an application to the Court, and if appropriate, oppose one filed by your spouse.
For more information on spousal maintenance agreements, contact our leading law firm in Perth on (08) 9289 9888.
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