Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

Maintenance pending suit orders.

116.— (1) Where an application is made to the court for the grant of a decree of dissolution, the court may make an order requiring either of the civil partners to make to the other periodical payments or lump sum payments for support that the court considers proper and specifies in the order.

(2) Periodical payments ordered under subsection (1) may be for the period beginning not earlier than the date of the application and ending not later than the date of its determination that the court specifies in the order.