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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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    WA Spousal Maintenance and Child Support Query?

    Hi there. I've recently separated from my wife of 16 years and need to understand if I need to pay spousal maintenance. I've worked through the child support minimum amounts but do earn a lot more than my ex and don't know how it works with ongoing spousal support. Cheers
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    ACT Child Support - Change of Assessment Queries

    Hello, I am about to receive a decision from Child Support Agency that they are unable to determine the other party's earning capacity and reject my CoA application. Background first, then questions for anyone reading - I would really appreciate some practical experience: Child Support Agency...
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    VIC Getting New Child Support Assessment?

    Hi all, I separated from my wife some years back, and at the time, I was working overseas earning very good income. We established consent orders and agreement for property settlement, spousal maintenance and child support. These agreements were conditional on my continued role overseas. For...
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    VIC Spousal Maintenance in the Final Orders?

    I'm about to settle financially with my ex. We have finally come to a property settlement agreement with a week to go until trial. In the order (drawn up by the other side), they've included a paragraph for spousal maintenance. I did not seek spousal maintenance, although it was mentioned in...
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    VIC Spousal Maintenance After Divorce?

    Hi everyone, I wonder if one of you can help me in this matter please. I was married overseas and came to Australia to join my husband. We both are permanent residency. We are separated for a period now and he still supports me financially as I have a low income compared to his. We have no...
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    VIC Wife Trying to Avoid Spousal Maintenance - What to Do?

    My wife (now separated from me since 22 April 2016) has filled out her financial statement, signed it and has overstated her personal expenses to try to avoid paying spousal maintenance. I am a sufferer of chronic pleuritic pain after having twice, bilateral pulmonary embolisms (blood clotting...
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    WA Which Form to Use for Spousal Maintenance Application?

    Can someone please tell me which form I should use to apply for urgent spousal maintenance prior to agreeing to a property settlement? My ex has cleared out funds and refuses to pay the mortgage but will not provide complete disclosure either so property settlement could take some time.
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    WA Ex Hiding Assets with New Business Name - Property Settlement?

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me. My ex has set up a new business name (sole trader) to pay minimum child support and avoid paying spousal maintenance. Until recently, I could see all of the accounts activity and business activity (which infuriated him as he was unaware this was the...
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    QLD Spousal Maintenance - Which Form Should I Use?

    I need to go to court to have the original spousal maintenance orders made by the court in 2002 varied. Which application form should I use? 1. Application in a case or 2. Initiating Application
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    NSW What is a Fair Split of Property Settlement?

    Hello, My husband and I are recently separated. We have been married 26 years, and have two children, 13 and 16. I have sole custody of children and care of the boys due to my husband's constant travel. We are quite amicable, but I just want to make sure we are being fair for one another in...