Whether you are seeking spousal maintenance or required to respond to a claim, our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate you through this process, securing the best possible outcome.

Understanding spousal maintenance

Spousal maintenance is not automatic and requires a detailed assessment of the needs of one party and the financial capacity of the other. It is designed to address imbalances in financial security and can be a temporary or permanent arrangement, depending on the circumstances of each case.

Eligibility for spousal maintenance

To be eligible for spousal maintenance, an individual must demonstrate that they cannot meet their own reasonable needs and that their former partner has the capacity to provide financial support. Factors considered include age, health, income, ability to gain employment, and what is considered a reasonable standard of living.

Our approach to spousal maintenance

Our approach at Parker Coles Curtis is comprehensive and tailored to the specific needs of our clients. We offer:

  • Initial assessment: an in-depth review of your financial situation and that of your former partner to determine eligibility and need for spousal maintenance.
  • Negotiation and mediation: we aim to resolve spousal maintenance claims through negotiation or mediation, seeking amicable agreements that reflect the needs and capabilities of both parties.
  • Legal representation: if an agreement cannot be reached, we provide robust legal representation, advocating for your rights and interests in court proceedings.

How we can help

  • For applicants: we guide you through the process of making a spousal maintenance application, ensuring that you present a strong case that accurately reflects your needs.
  • For respondents: if you are responding to a spousal maintenance claim, we assist in ensuring that any obligations are fair and reflect your financial capacity.
  • Variations and enforcement: we also help with applications for variations to existing orders and enforcement of spousal maintenance orders where compliance is an issue.

Why work with us

  • Expertise: our team's specialization in family law means that you benefit from a depth of knowledge and experience in spousal maintenance matters.
  • Client-focused: we understand the sensitivity and complexity of spousal maintenance issues and work closely with our clients to ensure their needs are met and their rights are protected.
  • Proven track record: our firm's history of successfully managing spousal maintenance cases is a testament to our commitment to achieving favourable outcomes for our clients.

Secure your financial future

Spousal maintenance is about ensuring fairness and financial security following the end of a relationship. At Parker Coles Curtis, we are dedicated to navigating our clients through this challenging aspect of family law with empathy, expertise, and strategic advice. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist with your spousal maintenance matter and help secure your financial future.

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