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Orders fall into two categories these being parenting orders covering the care arrangements for the children, and financial orders covering spouse maintenance as well as the division of property, superannuation, financial assets and liabilities.
The remainder of this section describes Financial Orders. More information on Parenting Orders can be found on the Childcare Arrangements page.
Time Limit for Financial Orders
Applications for spouse maintenance or property division must be filed separately from the divorce itself and within 12 months from the date the divorce becomes final. If this 12 months time limit is missed, you will need the Court’s permission to apply for financial orders.
A separated person does not automatically get spouse maintenance from the other spouse. A separated person who is not caring for children and who is able to support themselves will probably not be awarded maintenance.
To obtain a court order for maintenance, a spouse will generally have to prove that they cannot support themselves properly because of following:
In addition, the person seeking maintenance would have to show that his or her spouse is able to pay the maintenance.
Unlike a married person, a person in a de facto relationship cannot claim spouse maintenance.
PropertyThere is no presumption that each spouse will receive 50% of the property and the Court has very wide powers to divide the property in whatever way it thinks is fair.
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