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24 March 2020
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Covid-19 Updates & the Law
COVID 19 is causing uncertainty in so many areas.  One question we are being asked, is “How it will affect existing Parenting Orders or Parenting Plans?”.  The answer to this will vary, depe...
07 April 2020
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Covid-19 Updates & the Law
For many people, COVID-19 has caused a great deal of uncertainty in areas that they previously regarded as stable: their income, the value of their assets, their ability to travel and even their abili...
01 April 2020
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These are unprecedented times.  We are witnessing and possibly experiencing widespread job loss and isolation.  As people do their best to cope with the changes around them, this has been ac...

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Spousal Maintenance

As a result of recent legislative changes in Western Australia, parties in a defacto relationship including same sex couples now have the same entitlements in relation to Spousal Maintenance.

Spousal maintenance refers to the ongoing financial support either party may be entitled to receive from their spouse. Spousal Maintenance is a payment or other type of benefit received by the party in need of support from the other party.  The other party must have a capacity to provide support. This is separate from, but related to, property settlement.

Butlers can advise on your ability to claim for spousal maintenance as well as advise those who are being pursued for spousal maintenance. Proceedings can be commenced to seek and enforce spousal maintenance orders.

Contact us now for further information.