This thesis deals with the topic of the household spouse and their maintenance claim according to § 94 ABGB. Likewise, a holistic look at the system of spouses' maintenance will be given and analysed. The second focus of this diploma thesis lies on the reprocessing of Decision 4 Ob 17/12x of the Supreme Court of Justice, which deals with the question of a minimum duration of budgetary management. In doing so, a critical view of the legal orders imposed by this decision will be taken. Furthermore, the general doctrine will be captured and considered more precisely. As a result, the agreements reached between the spouses always provide the most effective guide to the question of the organization of the marital life. However, the legal regulation, as well as the cases formed by (supreme-) judicial decisions, got a necessary protective function and constitute a framework to prevent inequalities between the spouses. In the sense of a joint partnership the burdens arising should be distributed and the costs should be bore fairly among both spouses.