Definition of maintenance order in English:

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maintenance order

noun

British
A court order directing payment of a regular fixed sum for maintenance to be paid to a spouse after separation or divorce.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, s. 8 defines a maintenance order in relation to a child, as periodical payments.
  • It appears to me that the maintenance order falls within the description of family proceedings in subpara above.
  • In such cases, the maintenance assessment will continue in force but the PWC will have rights under the maintenance order.

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