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  01/07/12, 4:04 pm
My wife and I are separating. At what point can she petition the court for alimoney?
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Amanda Best Says:

Mar 24,2012 12:58 PM

Generally, a spouse can petition the court for support at any time. Prior to the filing of the Complaint for Divorce, a spouse can file for spousal support. After the Complaint has been filed but before the divorce is final, a spouse can file for pendente lite support (which is just another way of saying temporary support) which can include child support. When you reach an agreement and enter into a settlement agreement, then you define the terms of alimony which typically go into effect once the divorce is finalized. DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that this is general information for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. It is strongly advised that you contact a local attorney to obtain legal advice specific to your case.


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