Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) a party to a marriage or a de facto relationship may be liable to maintain the other party to the marriage or de facto relationship if:
This is commonly referred to as “Spousal Maintenance”.
There is no specific formula applied by the Courts to determine how much (if any) spousal maintenance should be paid. A number of factors are considered. Further, once you are divorced, there are strict time limits for issuing an application for spousal maintenance.
Every case is different and you should seek legal advice if you have any concerns. Please call or email: