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QLD Jurisdiction of Federal Magistrates Court to Extend Spousal Maintenance Order?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Mumof3, 24 May 2015.

  1. Mumof3

    Mumof3 Member

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    Self representing and I cannot find information regarding the jurisdiction of the cereal magistrates court on a variation of spousal maintenance order to extend. Application put in in 8 weeks before expired and allocated court date 10 weeks after application submitted, so 2 weeks after expired.

    Need some help to justify the jurisdiction as it can only be varied when in force and I am hoping it can be varied despite the 10 week wait. Please let me know if you have anything to help me with this application.

    FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 90MG
    Meaning of in force
    (1) A financial agreement is in force at any time when it is binding on the parties in accordance with section 90G.
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mumof3,

    How did you go in this matter?

    Apologies for the delay in response. The Federal Magistrates Court can modify a maintenance order under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) section 83. It is determined on a case-by-case basis and usually requires a substantial change in fact or circumstance.
     

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