separate maintenance

noun

: 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 14 Jul. 2024.

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