Helping you with the practical aspects of Divorce and Separation.
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The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship is a confusing and emotional time. We understand that divorce can represent an end to a part of your family history.
Our job is to help you to transform this time into the beginning of a new chapter in your life – we will work with you to help your family move forward in a new way.
We understand that a lot of people will offer advice and some of that advice can be conflicting.
At McCarthy Family Law we will assist you by helping to reduce the very real stress and concern about the practical aspects including:
We can help you with some initial advice to help you to focus on the direction you want to go next.
Our initial advice can help you plan for the future, with the following:
After separation, one partner may be unable to financially support themselves.
Spousal maintenance is an expense that is different from child maintenance. It is to cover the basics such as rent, food, clothing, and living expenses.
The eligibility for spousal maintenance will depend on the circumstances of the person applying to receive the maintenance and the person who would pay the maintenance.
An application for spousal maintenance can be considered in many circumstances and can be granted on an urgent interim basis.
The types of things a court will consider:
If you are in an urgent situation following the breakdown of your relationship or marriage, or if you have received an application for the payment of spousal maintenance from a previous partner or spouse, please contact our offices to arrange for a confidential consultation.