separate maintenance

noun

Legal Definition of separate maintenance

: maintenance paid (as by court order) from one spouse to another during separation entitlement to separate maintenance does not extend to the division of marital assetsKennedy v. Kennedy, 662 So. 2d 179 (1995)

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“Separate maintenance.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/separate%20maintenance. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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