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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
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A maintenance order in Vermont shall be in such amounts and for such periods of time as the court deems just, after considering all relevant factors including, but not limited to: the financial resources of the party seeking maintenance, the property apportioned to the party, the duration of the marriage, the age and the physical and emotional condition of each spouse, and the ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet his or her reasonable needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking maintenance.
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