pendente lite

adverb or adjective

pen·​den·​te li·​te
pen-ˈden-tē-ˈlī-tē, pen-ˈden-tā-ˈlē-tā
: during the suit : while litigation continues
awarded joint legal custody of the child pendente lite
pendente lite child support

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“Pendente lite.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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