Can a court order alimony payments during a divorce or separation case?

Can a court order alimony payments during a divorce or separation case?

Yes. While a divorce, dissolution of marriage or legal separation lawsuit is pending, a court may order one spouse to pay “temporary” alimony to the other spouse. Such an order, issued while the lawsuit is pending, is often called a “pendente lite” order (a Latin term meaning “pending the lawsuit”) or “temporary alimony order”.

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