Yes. An action for separate maintenance may be started without requesting a divorce. In these cases, the court has the power to award temporary alimony, lawsuit expenses, and permanent support for a spouse and the children of the parties.
In South Dakota, can I be awarded alimony and support without getting a divorce?
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