How do you get spousal maintenance?

In general, ex-spouses are expected to support themselves following separation.

In some cases, such as when one partner is a high income earner and the other is unable to work due to a physical disability or they are caring for young children, an amount may be payable which would be determined by the Court.

Applications for spousal maintenance must be made to the Court within 12 months of obtaining a divorce.

Legal expertise & experience of a large firm, with the compassion & personal attention of a boutique practice.