separate maintenance

Definition of "separate maintenance"
  1. Support that one spouse pays to the other under court order while they are separated
How to use "separate maintenance" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered John to pay separate maintenance to his wife during their period of separation.
  2. During the legal separation, Jane was granted separate maintenance to help cover her expenses.
  3. Separate maintenance can be mandated by the court and is usually stipulated in the separation agreement.

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