American television shows and movies with divorced couples often make reference to “amilony” where (usually) a Husband has to keep financially supporting their Wife.
Family Law in Australia is, thankfully, different to that in America. If you think you may be entitled to spousal maintenance or your ex is wanting you to pay spousal maintenance, we can assess your situation and advise you on the likelihood of a claim for spousal maintenance being successful.
Before applying for a divorce it is generally important to have finalise your property settlement with your ex-spouse. The reason for this is that under the Family Law Act, a married person has a period of 12 months after the date of their divorce to file an application for property orders. Applications to the Family Law Courts after this time first need to obtain the court’s permission to file their application late. This can be expensive, particularly if you are not successful.
We understand it can be intimidating and confusing when you have to deal with legal claims. Take the stress out of the process and schedule a meeting with us to discuss your needs. To us, you’re not just a number, and we want to alleviate the pain you may be experiencing trying times. When you need family lawyers in Melbourne to assist you with legal issues, we’re here for you.