The Family Court has the power to make your spouse make payments to you before final property settlement occurs.
This can be spousal maintenance payments. Please refer to our spousal maintenance page for details on how to claim spousal maintenance.
If you are entitled to receive a property settlement, but you do not presently have access to your property (such as real estate or cash) or the income it may earn, the Family Court may order the other party to transfer property to you, or pay money to you by way of an advance against your final property settlement.
Also, if you cannot pay your legal fees, the Court may order your spouse to make a contribution towards your legal costs if he/she has the capacity to do so.
It is very important that you obtain proper legal advice to understand your rights.
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