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Spousal Maintenance

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Separation from a partner can be difficult and challenging. It also comes with added financial stress and uncertainty. In some circumstances, a spouse might be entitled to a spousal maintenance order. What is a spousal maintenance order?   The courts have the power to make an order requiring one spouse to maintain the other spouse […]

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Partner Visa Application and Domestic Violence

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If you are a visa applicant who has been the subject of relevant family violence, you may be able to remain in Australia by virtue of the Special Family Violence provisions within the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) (the Regulations).   What is ‘relevant family violence’?   ‘Relevant Family Violence’ is defined within the Regulations to […]