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Alimony is granted on a no-fault basis and not based on the fault of either of the spouses in the breakdown of the marriage. A court also may order temporary spousal support, also called maintenance, while the divorce proceeding are pending.
In awarding spousal support, the court may also set apart a of the husband’s separate property for the wife’s support, the wife’s separate property for the husband’s support, or the separate property of either spouse for the support of their children if the court determines doing so is fair and equitable.
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