1- What does alimony mean? When can a request for alimony be filed?
Alimony is a husband’s obligation to spend on his wife. It includes food, cloths, medical care, housing, and whatever is deemed necessary for a wife to have a decent living.
The request for alimony has to be concomitant with the case proceedings namely the separation, annulment or dissolution of marriage. It is decided by the religious court when the case is filed or no more than six months before.