Once the divorce action has commences, your attorney can file a motion requesting a temporary award of maintenance, called a “pendent lite” request.
If you are awarded temporary maintenance, this does not necessarily mean you will be awarded maintenance after the divorce is final. A final maintenance award can only be determined at the conclusion of a divorce and must be based on the above listed factors.
Regardless of the terms of the maintenance, it will automatically terminate upon the following events:
- The receiving spouse is remarried
- The paying spouse dies