August 6, 2017
Marriage, Separation and Finances:

Divorce Financial Support: Supporting Your Spouse While They Complete a Course of Study or Training – the Full Court’s Approach

Divorce Financial Support: Does Providing for Your Spouse While They Complete a Course of Education or Study Matter? Section 75(2) of the Family Law Act sets […]
July 27, 2017
Divorce Legal Advice

Divorce Legal Advice: Should the Amount Payable Under an Order for Spousal Maintenance Be Increased Due to Deteriorating Health?

Divorce Legal Advice: Can Worsening Health Justify an Increase in Spousal Maintenance? An order for spousal maintenance may be discharged, suspended, revived, increased, decreased or varied […]
July 10, 2017
Need for Spousal Maintenance

Financial Separation From Spouse: Proving the Need for Spousal Maintenance and the Adverse Findings That May Be Justified When a Party Fails to Lead Available Evidence

Financial Separation From Spouse: Introduction In essence, the liability to pay maintenance arises from: the applicant’s inability to adequately support themselves; and the respondent’s capacity to […]
October 10, 2016
spousal support

Spousal Support: How Long do Payments Last?

The duration of spousal support payments is not considered in a vacuum. In Raine & Creed [2015] FamCAFC 133, the Full Court of the Family Court […]