Do you need to calculate spousal maintenance, or have been asked to pay spousal maintenance in QLD? Daykin Family Law can assist you with expert advice about spousal maintenance in the Brisbane area for local clients, or by phone or video for clients interstate and overseas.
Following a separation or divorce, sometimes one party can be left in a difficult financial position following this change in circumstances. In many marriages and de facto relationships, there is often a main breadwinner and separation can cause the other party to struggle day-to-day. Spousal maintenance in Queensland can alleviate this pressure, whether longer term or while a property settlement is in progress.
Spousal maintenance in QLD is the financial support of one former partner to another following a marriage breakdown or separation of a de facto relationship because of a significant difference in incomes or resources, or some other relevant reason. There are several types of maintenance including urgent, interim, and final maintenance. Contact us today for more information about spousal maintenance.
There is no set formula to calculate spousal maintenance in QLD. Instead, there are a number of factors the Court takes into account when considering maintenance payment and de facto partner maintenance payment, including:
Some former partners reach an agreement about payment of spousal maintenance that can then be formalised in Court. Where an agreement cannot be reached, a Court can make an order for the payment of spousal maintenance or de facto maintenance, short-term or long-term.
The maintenance can be paid in one lump sum or over a certain period of time and is separate from child support.
Each situation is unique and therefore can require the support of a family lawyer who understands your needs and can assist in finding the best possible outcome for you and your family. An easy way to avoid difficult spousal maintenance conversations is to sign a binding financial agreement when starting your relationship. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with spousal maintenance in QLD.
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