Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is where a payment is made by one spouse to the other (whether the couple is married or de facto) because of a significant difference in their incomes.  Under the Family Law Act there is no formula to apply in determining how much spousal maintenance should be paid, rather there are a number of factors that need to be considered.

Spousal maintenance does not arise for every couple, however where it is an issue the amount will differ in every case.

Spousal maintenance issues can be complicated, so if you have concerns, contact us.