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Spousal Maintenance – Some Essential Facts

Spousal Maintenance – Some Essential Facts

  • There is no automatic right to spousal maintenance upon separation.
  • If a party is unable to inadequately support themselves, and if the other party has the capacity to contribute to the other party’s support, then the Court can make Orders for one party to pay spousal maintenance to the other.
  • Typically, such spousal maintenance payments are periodic in nature (weekly or monthly) and for a limited time.
  • The purpose of such spousal maintenance payments is usually to enable the other party to retrain and/or renter the workforce so that they can earn an income to adequately support themselves.
  • In some circumstances spousal maintenance can be awarded on a lump sum basis.
  • If you are separated from a de facto relationship, you only have two years after separation to file an application for maintenance from your ex-partner and if you are divorced, you only have 12 months from the date of your divorce to file an Application for spousal maintenance.

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The Privacy Statement of the Company is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions. The Company respects the privacy of all its customers and business contacts. The Company is subject to the requirements of the National Privacy Principles which are contained in the Privacy Act.

1. How is personal information collected?
Your name, email address and phone number are collected on the contact form to allow the Company to contact you.
If you email or phone the Company directly, then the Company may record your personal details.
Your personal information may be used to:
a) Improve service to you, the customer
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2. Will personal information be given to anyone else?
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3. Security of personal information
The Company employees are required, as a condition of their employment, to treat personal information held by the Company as confidential, and to maintain the confidentiality of that personal information.
The Company protects the personal information it collects in a secure database.

4. Access and correction
You can access your data at any time by contacting the Company directly.
You also have the right to ask us to correct information about you which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
We ask you to contact the Company by email or phone using the Company contact details if you wish to access or correct any of your personal details.

5. Online privacy issues
To the extent that this Privacy Policy applies to online privacy issues, it is to be read as forming part of the terms of use for our website. When you deal with the Company whether online or otherwise, the Company takes its privacy obligations seriously.

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The Company may change its Privacy Policy at any time.

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