2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 31 - Preliminary Provisions
3103 - Definitions.

     § 3103.  Definitions.
        The following words and phrases when used in this part shall
     have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
     context clearly indicates otherwise:
        "Alimony."  An order for support granted by this Commonwealth
     or any other state to a spouse or former spouse in conjunction
     with a decree granting a divorce or annulment.
        "Alimony pendente lite."  An order for temporary support
     granted to a spouse during the pendency of a divorce or
     annulment proceeding.
        "Divorce."  Divorce from the bonds of matrimony.
        "Grounds for divorce."  The grounds enumerated in section
     3301 (relating to grounds for divorce).
        "Irretrievable breakdown."  Estrangement due to marital
     difficulties with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.
        "Qualified professionals."  Includes marriage counselors,
     psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, ministers,
     priests, rabbis or other persons who, by virtue of their
     training and experience, are able to provide counseling.
        "Separate and apart."  Cessation of cohabitation, whether
     living in the same residence or not. In the event a complaint in
     divorce is filed and served, it shall be presumed that the
     parties commenced to live separate and apart not later than the
     date that the complaint was served.
        "Spousal support."  Care, maintenance and financial
     (Nov. 29, 2004, P.L.1357, No.175, eff. 60 days)

        2004 Amendment.  Act 175 amended the def. of "separate and
     apart." Section 5(1) of Act 175 provided that the amendment
     shall apply to complaints served before, on or after the
     effective date of par. (1).
        Cross References.  Section 3103 is referred to in section
     5948 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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