What is Adult Child Maintenance?

As a parent, you are able to seek an order for adult child maintenance if you can show the court that the maintenance is necessary to enable a child to complete her education, or if the child is disabled. The child does not have to already be 18 for you to seek this order; you […]

What is an Independent Children’s Lawyer?

Where the court feels that the child’s interests should be independently represented, they may order for an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) to be appointed. An ICL is usually appointed by the court upon application by one of the parties where one or more of the following circumstances exist: there are allegations of abuse or neglect […]

What is spousal maintenance?

Do I have to support my former spouse financially after we separate? Under the Family Law Act 1975, a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse or former de facto partner, if that person cannot meet their own reasonable expenses from their personal income or assets. In determining whether or not to grant an […]

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