When a married couple separate, one of the greatest worries is money and who pays for what.
Spouses have a duty to aliment each other. In other words, they have a duty to financially support each other while they are married. This can be important, particularly where spouses find themselves living separately, each with household bills and outlays to pay which had previously been shared.
When couples separate they will often try and agree the level of financial support to be paid. Where agreement is not possible, the court can be asked to make an order for aliment.