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Asked on: 6/13/13, 8:29 am

My husband moved out of our home about 3 weeks ago. Neither of us having filed for divorce yet. He is working full time with overtime needed almost every week. I was laid off from my job 3 months ago and am still just receiving unemployment. Is it possible for me to apply to the courts for emergency spousal support without having filed for divorce yet? Thank you for your help.

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Answered on: 6/13/13, 10:00 am by Timothy McCormick

No. You can file for emergency support at the same time as filing for divorce but not before.


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Answered on: 6/13/13, 11:52 am by Anthony Roach

I agree with Mr. McCormick, there is no separate way to get temporary spousal support without first filing a petition for dissolution and making the request as part of that case.


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Answered on: 6/13/13, 10:36 pm by John Laurie

You would do both at the same time.

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