Where can I find more information?

Family Law Courts of Australia website

The Family Law Courts of Australia website includes answers to some commonly asked questions about spousal maintenance. It also details the criteria the court will consider when making a decision?

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Resources & FAQs

Answers to common questions in
relation to the expertise.

Circumstances where the Family Court may decide that a child spend no time at all with a parent

It is rare that a court will order no contact between a parent and child, however greater weight will be placed on the need to protect a child from physical or psychological harm, over having a meaningful relationship with both parents.

What is spousal maintenance?

When and how spousal maintenance is payable depends on the particular financial circumstances of the parties involved, as Adele Katzew explains.

Family Courts launch COVID-19 List to deal with urgent parenting disputes

Commencing today (29 April 2020) the Australian Family Courts have established a court list dedicated to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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