42.0209 Order for maintenance.

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When the divorce, separation or annulment is granted, the court may make an order for the maintenance of either party it deems proper and just under the circumstances.

History: 1962, PL 7-32; and 1980, PL 16-63 § 1.

Amendments: 1980 Amended generally.

Case Notes:

Assets of corporation may be garnished to satisfy judgement owed by ex-husband to ex-wife under divorce decree where ex-wife had lost all her interests in a business previously jointly owned with her husband before the divorce, those interests were transferred to a new corporation owned by ex-husband and other person shortly before divorce papers filed by husband, and amount garnished is less than amount due to ex-wife under previously ordered property settlement to compensate her for her lost interest. Dellumo v. Dellumo, 4 ASR2d 48(1987).

Application of equitable principles of estoppel and clean hands to action for annulment of formerly bigamous marriage was bolstered by territorial statutes providing that court “may” annul any marriage that was illegally contracted, and setting forth strict rules against judgment by default, collusive suits, and the granting of judgment in favor of a guilty party. A.S.C.A. §§ 42.0203, 42.0204-11. Watson v. Watson, 11 A.S.R.2d 30 (1989).