Alimony pendent lite (APL) is support paid to a financially dependent spouse after the Divorce Complaint has been filed. APL is payable until the Divorce Decree is entered and all financial issues involving equitable distribution have been resolved. The purpose of APL is to permit both spouses to be able to support themselves and have the ability to hire an attorney while the divorce action is pending. As such, the payor spouse cannot raise the entitlement defenses available in spousal support actions. In other words, even if the spouse seeking APL has committed a fault-based ground for divorce such as adultery that spouse may be entitled to APL payments.
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