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maintenance pending suit noun


a court order issued during divorce proceedings telling one spouse to pay money to the other spouse to help support that spouse or their children financially. Such orders are made to give temporary relief to a spouse until a court hearing is held dealing with the couple's finances.
There remains a dispute over the jurisdiction of the English courts in international applications for maintenance pending suit.

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