Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance FAQ


What is Spousal Maintenance ?
“Spousal Maintenance”, as it is referred to, is a payment (or other benefit) received by a party in need of support from the other party, who must have a capacity to provide support. This is distinct from, but related to, property settlement.

Who is entitled to Spousal Maintenance ?
A consequence of being married is the entitlement of parties to seek ongoing financial support from each other. As a result of recent legislative changes in Western Australia, these rights now extend to parties in a defacto relationship (including same sex couples).

How can James Legal Consultants assist with Spousal Maintenance ?
James Legal Consultants can advise on your ability to claim, or to have a claim made against you, for spousal maintenance. Proceedings can be commenced to seek and enforce spousal maintenance orders.

For professional assistance with Enforcement of Agreements, please contact James Legal Consultants using the Contact Us link above.