Temporary Alimony or Alimony Pendente Lite

Temporary Alimony or "Alimony Pendente Lite" is a court ordered temporary alimony awarded during the time an action for separation or divorce is pending. The purpose for Temporary Alimony is to provide support during the divorce process so that each spouse can maintain his or her standard of living.

Temporary alimony can also be referred to as temporary spousal support, or allowance pendent lite.

The term "Alimony" should be distinguished from Child Support as the two are separate legal principles.
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