What is spousal maintenance?


Under the Family Law Act, a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse if the spouse's personal income or assets cannot meet their own reasonable expenses.

This obligation may continue even after separation and divorce.

The extent of this support will depend on the needs of the person seeking support and the other person's capacity to pay.

You may need to know whether you are entitled or liable to pay spousal maintenance.

For further information contact one of our family lawyers today. 


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