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Questions about Spousal Maintenance?

At Butlers, we understand the challenges our clients face. Spousal Maintenance can often be a confusing process for any separated parties. Early advice is essential as time limits apply.

Do I have to pay/can I receive spousal maintenance?

What are the two types of Spousal maintenance applications that The Family Court can deal with?

What is Spousal Maintenance?

What does a court consider when making a decision on Spousal Maintenance?

Can someone still receive spousal maintenance if they start a new relationship?

Is there a time limit for applications for spouse maintenance?