Pendente Lite definition:
Latin: during litigation.
While litigation is ongoing.
It is an order which is in effect awaiting the lawsyit.These are court orders which are in effect when the case is in trial , or rights which cannot be enforced until the lawsuit is over as in divorce cases for temporary child support.
Administrator Pendente Lite Latin for "administrator pending litigation." The person appointed by a court to begin probate proceedings during a lawsuit that challenges the will.
Definition from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary ...
Latin: during litigation. For example, if the validity of a will is challenged, ...
: Latin for "while litigation is going on."
Perjury: The act of lying under oath in court.
Personal Jurisdiction: The power of the court to make orders regarding an individual and have them enforced.
PENDENTE LITE: temporary arrangements for custody, child support, child visitation, alimony, us and possession of the family home, etc., until a final hearing.
PETITION: a legal paper that starts a case.
order: A court order made before final orders are granted.
pendente lite Pending, or during the progress of, a lawsuit; an order pendente lite is an order that gives temporary relief to one party until the final outcome of the case.
per curiam See opinion, per curiam.
: Describes orders made during the actual progress of the lawsuit prior to final disposition; from the Latin for "during the suit."
pending: The status of a case that is not yet resolved by the court. (See also active status.) ...
PENDENTE LITE. Pending the continuance of an action, while litigation continues.
2. An administrator is appointed, pendente lite, when a will is contested. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1557. Vide ddministrator.
literally means "pending the trial" and is another way of saying temporary.
pendente lite (pen DEN tee LYE teh)
During the progress of a lawsuit; contingent on the outcome of the suit.
per curiam (per KYUR ee uhm) ...
: (Latin: during litigation) If the validity of a will is challenged, a court may appoint an administrator with limited powers to preserve the assets of the deceased until a hearing on the validity of the will.
[New Latin] : during the suit : while litigation continues [awarded joint legal custody of the child pendente lite] [pendente lite child support]
. While a suit pends; during the continuance of litigation. Lis pendens is said to be general notice to all the world.
Alimony is allowed to the wife, pendente lite, almost as a matter of course whether she be plaintiff or defendant, for the obvious reason that she has generally no other means of living.
See also: Court, Will, Law, Person, Property