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Alimony (also called aliment (Scotland), maintenance (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Canada), spousal support (U.S., Canada) and spouse maintenance (Australia)) is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse before or after marital separation or divorce. The obligation arises from the divorce law or family law of each country.

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    NSW Which Form for Interim Orders of Urgent Spousal Maintenance without a final case?

    My partner and I are separated a little while ago. We can't divorce yet. I want to apply for interim orders of "urgent" spousal maintenance without also filing for final financial orders/a final case of divorce. I need the urgent maintenance to support myself while I hire a lawyer and collect...
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    Spousal Maintenance - is it too late to apply for it?

    Hi, I am part way through a property settlement (started last May 2018 after we separated in April 2018) which my children have had to partially fund as a result of lengthy legal fees. I am 63 and currently on Centrelink due to medical conditions, throughout our entire marriage I was the...
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    NSW Separation - Spousal Maintenance Contribution?

    Going through a separation. I have been advised that my wife is entitled to spousal maintenance. My weekly pay is 2,000 whereas my wife is 600. Two adult working children live at home with my wife. Can someone help how much I should contribute to my wife?
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    ACT Spousal Maintenance - What am I Entitled to?

    I've been married 10years. I have 4 children between the ages of 4-10. I have been a stay at home mum for the last 10 years. I have been responsible for the care of the children, the domestic duties and finances. My husband earned the income. In November, we had an argument and he said we were...
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    NT Property Settlement - Forced to Resign and Relinquish Shares?

    Hi, I am currently going through family circuit court proceedings in regards to children's matters and property settlement. My ex and I were together since 2005 and have incorporated his sole trader business to a PTY LTD in Nov 2005. I am currently still company secretary and 50% shareholder...
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    QLD Spousal and child maintenance and affect on Centrelink

    I can’t get the same answer twice from anyone at Centrelink so I hope someone has experience pretty please with a cherry on top: How much will receipt of both child maintenance ongoing payments AND spousal maintenance (lump sum -vs -ongoing payments) on: 1. New start exempt (for 2 years)...
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    QLD how long is spousal maintenance paid for

    married for 16 years, 3 kids under 12. I have been the sole family carer and stay at home mother, while the husband built his career in property worked and earns a good income. I haven't worked and was fully reliable upon him financially, and im wondering how much as a mother with 75% primary...
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    QLD Residential partner, maintenance and settlement

    If I have evidence of new residential partner, but it is denied; why is it important they deny they are living with their partner? Spousal Maintenance is the issue I guess as its been sought in settlement . What difference does a residential partner make vs a non-residential partner in...
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    NSW Ex took my son, I have a chronic health issue & cannot work, am I entitled to spousal support?

    My husband took up a job overseas in 2015, in early 2016 I became very ill, we came back in Australia for my testing and treatment. Testing revealed I have a rare and chronic debilitating condition. I can only get the treatment I need here in Australia, because it is not available in SE Asia...
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    NSW Ex Quit Job to Avoid Child Support and Spousal Maintenance?

    My case currently with lawyers but he thinks he's awfully clever giving up a mega job and do the whole "need to give up work due to stress and mental health issues" when I know (for a fact) it's all crap. I know he will be leaving his employer of 15+ years and throwing in the towel as to avoid...