No, pendente lite support is a type of temporary spousal maintenance that the court awards for the duration of the divorce, which can often take many months.
It is designed to ensure that a spouse of lesser means has the resources needed to live while the details of the divorce are worked out by the parties and their lawyers.
A pendente lite order may suggest a likelihood of a spousal maintenance (alimony) order after the divorce, but spousal maintenance is determined by different factors than pendente lite support.
Pendente lite is a common feature in Queens divorces, and is often necessary to ensure that a spouse has the financial power to make the next moves necessary in life.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know one of the first concerns our clients have is how their financial lives will change during and after a divorce.
We can help protect you and ensure that you have everything you need through a difficult time.
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