Spousal Maintenance

Only an experienced and dedicated spousal maintenance lawyer will have conduct of your matter!

For married couples and de facto couples, there is provision for the Family Court of Western Australia to make Orders requiring one party to pay spousal maintenance to the other party.

Spousal maintenance is where one person pays to help financially support their former partner because they are unable to adequately support themselves.

Spousal maintenance is not automatic and the Court takes into account the means of an applicant and the respondent’s capacity to pay. The Court considers the age and health of the parties, the income, property and financial resources, the parties’ ability to work, standards of living and impact of the relationship on earning capacity. The Court will also take into account who the children live with.

Why you should Contact Us

Jindalee: 08 9509 7700
Joondalup: 08 9301 4999
South Lake: 08 9417 7969
Rockingham: 08 9520 2729



We have 5 conveniently located offices in Perth, Jindalee, Joondalup, South Lake and Rockingham to deal with your case. You do not need to come into town to access a Perth divorce lawyer! We are in your local area for your convenience!

We have a dedicated team of family lawyers in Perth  including Rockingham divorce lawyers, who love their involvement in law and providing good quality legal services at a competitive price to members of the public of Western Australia, which we have been doing since 1989.

FREE E-book: 5 Things You Must Know Before Choosing Your Family Lawyer