Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act, 1989

Maintenance pending suit, etc.

13.—Where application is made for a judicial separation the court may make an order for maintenance pending suit, that is to say, an order requiring either spouse to make to the other spouse such periodical payments for the support of that other spouse and of such (if any) dependent children of the family, for such period beginning not earlier than the date of the application and ending not later than the date of the determination of that application, as the court considers proper.