Covid-19 Updates & News

24 March 2020
Butlers Blog
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...
21 March 2020
Butlers Blog
Covid-19 Updates & the Law
COVID-19Part 1: Court Proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemicThere is no question that we are now in uncharted waters.The world has not seen an influenza pandemic of this nature since Swine Flu and H...
25 March 2020
Butlers Blog
Covid-19 Updates & the Law
Now, let’s get straight to the point….. There is no need to explain the potential impact of COVID-19 on the economy. It has already been seen around the world with a significant impact on share prices...

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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.