The Family Law Act states that a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse if the spouse’s income or assets fall short of meeting their reasonable expenses.
Importantly, this responsibility may well continue for a considerable period after separation and divorce.
In determining the extent of this assistance, both the needs of the person seeking support and the capacity of the other to assist is taken into consideration. This is why when you’re considering separation and divorce, you need to seek legal advice that can assist you in understanding the full potential financial impact.
Accordingly, McNamara & Associates practice family law in Ipswich and can help you in this regard.