Glossary of Personal Injury Law TermsThere are 1274 entries in this glossary.
Literally, "food" or "support". An allowance paid to one spouse to another by court order while they are separated or divorced. At one time, "alimony" referred to support paid while the couple were separated but still married, while "maintenance" referred to support paid after divorce. Today, "alimony" is used for both circumstances.