Spousal maintenance is a responsibility you or your ex-partner might have to financially support the other person after separation or divorce. In Queensland, de facto partners may have no right to maintenance if they separated before March 1, 2009. This is not the case if you separated after this date. Your future needs can be considered when the property is divided. In most cases, the courts require that you endeavor to resolve disputes outside of court. We can assist with dispute resolution services. If you cannot agree, you can apply to the court for a financial order.