Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

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SPOUSE MAINTENANCE

Who we help

We act for men and women who have separated from their married or de facto partner and who need spouse maintenance because they are unable to adequately support themselves.  This might be because they have the care of a child of the relationship under 18 years of age, are physically or mentally unfit for paid employment or some other good reason.

How we help

Where you and another party agree about the payment of spouse maintenance, we can:

  • Advise you whether your agreement is fair;
  • Advise regarding the terms of a draft agreement prepared by or on behalf of the other party;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a proposed agreement;
  • Draft consent orders or a financial agreement documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute about the payment of spouse maintenance, we can:

  • Advise you about the law and how it applies to your case;
  • Advise your options for resolving the dispute out of court;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate an agreement;
  • Negotiate with the other party on your behalf;
  • Assist you to prepare for mediation;
  • Represent you at mediation;
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to a court application;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application.

Our spouse maintenance experience

We have experience with spouse maintenance cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

Disabled adult children Disabled spouses
Discharging existing orders Interim spouse maintenance (pending a financial settlement)
Large age differences Loss of earning capacity
Mental incapacity for employment Need for a spouse to retrain after separation
Urgent spouse maintenance Variation of existing orders
Young children
book a complimentary initial consultation with an Accredited Specialist

Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

SPOUSE MAINTENANCE

Who we help

We act for men and women who have separated from their married or de facto partner and who need spouse maintenance because they are unable to adequately support themselves.  This might be because they have the care of a child of the relationship under 18 years of age, are physically or mentally unfit for paid employment or some other good reason.

How we help

Where you and another party agree about the payment of spouse maintenance, we can:

  • Advise you whether your agreement is fair;
  • Advise regarding the terms of a draft agreement prepared by or on behalf of the other party;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a proposed agreement;
  • Draft consent orders or a financial agreement documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute about the payment of spouse maintenance, we can:

  • Advise you about the law and how it applies to your case;
  • Advise your options for resolving the dispute out of court;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate an agreement;
  • Negotiate with the other party on your behalf;
  • Assist you to prepare for mediation;
  • Represent you at mediation;
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to a court application;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application.

Our spouse maintenance experience

We have experience with spouse maintenance cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

  • Disabled adult children
  • Disabled spouses
  • Discharging existing orders
  • Interim spouse maintenance (pending a financial settlement)
  • Large age differences
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental incapacity for employment
  • Need for a spouse to retrain after separation
  • Urgent spouse maintenance
  • Variation of existing orders
  • Young children
book a complimentary initial consultation with an Accredited Specialist