Do maintenance payments ever end? If so, why?

You will receive maintenance payments if you are unable to support yourself following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto partnership. Similarly, if your financial situation changes your right to payments may end. Your right to regular payments of maintenance will usually end in various circumstances including if:

  • You remarry or enter a new de facto relationship where your financial situation improves;

  • You no longer have to care for children in the same capacity; or

  • If your ability to earn a wage improves. 

  • On payment of the sum to be paid or the period of time in which the payments were to be paid.

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