Spousal Maintenance: How does it work?

25 Jul
2022

Spousal Maintenance: How does it work?

Understanding Spousal Maintenance and how it works? In property settlement matters some parties may be seeking that their partner makes a lump sum payment or for a particular period of time make ongoing payments by way of support.  It is important to understand that even if you do not have…

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13 Sep
2021

Why Smart People Agree On Binding Financial Agreements Before Settling Down

What is Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement is a private contract between two parties in which they are effectively finalising property settlement and spousal maintenance issues outside of the Court. Binding Financial Agreements can be entered into: Before marriage; During marriage; After divorce;  Before cohabitation; or During cohabitation.…

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14 Jun
2021

Statutory Time Limits in Property Settlements

There are two (2) very important Statutory Time Limits in property settlements that are critical for family law matters which clients should be aware of. These are summarised below: After a Divorce Order has been granted, parties have twelve (12) months from the date of the Divorce Order to commence Court…

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05 Oct
2020

Are You Considering Marriage Separation Process in Australia?

Marriage Separation Process in Australia (Marriage, Families and Separation Brochure, Certificate) Marriage Separation Process in Australia or in your family. What does it mean for you? Have you clearly thought it through? This could be one of the most traumatic experiences a family will face. Family Separation can be devastating…

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20 Sep
2017

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance Similar to child maintenance applications, a party can apply for spousal maintenance in the Court seeking financial support until all issues in the Court have been resolved. A spousal maintenance application can be made in its own right. It is not necessary to seek other financial relief from…

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