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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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  1. Timnuts

    Access to Ex's Updated Financial Record for Property Settlement?

    My ex wife claims she is poor and haven't finished settlement and would like to know her updated financial disclosure. She makes 78k and I'm wondering about the process of spousal maintenance as she has domestically abuse me financially and mentally. I left with just the clothes on my back and...
  2. E

    NSW Ex Not Paying Private School Fees - What to Do?

    I have been billed half of private schooling fees for two kids by Child Support Agency and the money supposedly goes to my ex for paying half of the private school fees for the children. Based on CSA's assessment, my ex and I should pay 50/50 of the school fees. Child Support Agency charges me...
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    QLD How to Apply for Changes to Spousal Maintenance?

    I wish to lodge an application to the Family Court to have a Spousal Maintenance Consent Order from 2002 changed. What documents should I file? I understand that I have to file an Application on a form, and an Affidavit. Should I also file a reason for the Application?? If so, where?
  4. J

    SA Spousal Maintenance After Divorce?

    Male, married 30 years, aged 70 years. Retired for 5 years and no income streams other than through relationship with wife. Estimated share of assets after divorce and property settlement will be around $600,000 each, leaving both with the need to find accommodation (rent or buy). As the...
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    QLD Custody of Children - Pay Child Support and Spousal Maintenance?

    I split with my partner of 7 years in December 2015. We have a 5-year-old son. We lived in Canada for a few years and worked for his parents. He didn't work much yet still got paid more than I did who worked my butt off. I saved up $8000 to return to Australia with whilst he spent all his wage...
  6. S

    QLD Family Law - Ex Threatening to Get Spousal Maintenance?

    My de facto partner and I split recently (after I discovered him cheating). We were together just over 2 years, and now he is threatening me, saying that he can take me for half what I own in property settlement, along with spousal maintenance as I supported him for a period of time while he was...
  7. Emerald Princess

    VIC Spousal Maintenance Claim from Husband - What to Do?

    I have been separated from my husband since Sept 2015. I have now received a letter from a solicitor informing me that my former husband is requesting spousal maintenance. He is currently reliant on a means-tested disability support pension as he has chronic health issues. He's been on...
  8. C

    VIC Separation with Husband - How to Claim Spousal Maintenance?

    I separated from my husband in October. Can you please tell me how to go about claiming spousal maintenance?
  9. K

    VIC False Domestic Violence Claims from Ex - What to Do?

    Hi. I was married to an Indian girl two years back and it was an arranged marriage. It's a short term marriage. We hardly stayed two months together and hardly had a conversation. The girl got her visa in this July but her main intention to marry me was only to get Permanent Residency. After...
  10. K

    WA Wife and Child Live Overseas - Should I Give Spousal Maintenance?

    Hi, I have an Australian citizenship, My wife (neither an Australian citizen nor Permanent Resident of Australia) and my child (4 years old) are in India for past 5 years. How about the spousal maintenance ? My wife is earning in India for past 3 years with a good salary. Now she has resigned...