My partner and I separated after 9 years together, but we never got married. Does that mean I’m not entitled to spousal maintenance as a de facto?
In this article we take you through the 3 steps you need to complete in order to successfully get spousal maintenance. These are:
1. Prove that you (the applicant) are unable to support yourself adequately;
2. Prove that your former spouse (the payer) is reasonably able to ….
A common question we get from people who are separated is “My former spouse cut me off financially, how do I keep paying the expenses?”
If you find yourself in a position like this – where you and your former partner have separated, and you can no longer adequately support yourself, then you may be entitled to a thing called spousal maintenance…