Bed and Board Divorce

  1. If a divorce from bed and board is granted it would cut off the marital rights and obligations of each party. That means that if one of you were to die you would not inherit a portion of the other parties estate.

  2. Fault can affect alimony awards, but fault is not necessary for the dependent spouse to receive alimony.

  3. It is possible that alimony can be greater than post separation support.

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I understand that a bed and board divorce is just a legal term for legal separation. But what does the victim get out of filing for this. Yes he cheated, and pushed me out of the house. We have all kinds of papers with hotel receipts on his bank statement, and pictures.

  1. What do it do for the victim
  2. Is alimony based of this type of martial fault
  3. If you are receiving post spouse support, can you get more for the alimony.

Pamela Reynolds