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spouse

 A legal marriage partner as defined by state law

spouse

1. A partner in marriage.
2. A life partner.
spousal, adjective
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The plaintiff contended that she was "not required to demonstrate a change of circumstances as a prerequisite to obtaining spousal support."
'Spousal abuse does not just start, it starts with the fact that an abuser was born in a home where there was disconnect, family issues and domestic violence.
The District Court found that Wife's monthly expenses totaled $8,500, and awarded Wife $10,000 per month in permanent spousal maintenance.
The Inland Spousal OWP pilot program became very popular because it reduced the hardship many spouses and common-law partners faced while waiting for first stage approval, which often took a year or more to be granted.
Husband objected to the award of spousal support as there was no valid pleading before the circuit court requesting said support, given that the circuit court struck wife's complaint.
The spousal privilege, despite its historical acceptance, has often been the subject of criticism, according to West.
One way that the change will raise revenue for the federal government, as noted by the TIGTA, is that many higher-income taxpayers would claim the deduction for spousal maintenance and the lower-income taxpayers would not report the income on their tax returns as required by the law, Gewolb says.
Apportioning illness management authority: How diabetic individuals evaluate and respond to spousal help.
Hong Kong's top court hears landmark case over spousal visa for British lesbian.
(2010) found that the general acceptability of violence in marriages informs why Africans cannot seem to avoid such conflicts and this makes it difficult to reject spousal violence.
Unfortunately we confused child maintenance with spousal maintenance.
One of the more complicated provisions of Social Security relates to the impact of a government pension on the spousal, widow or widower benefit.