3- What are the consequences of separation?
Where the husband causes separation, he shall:
- Pay alimony for the wife and kids
- Provide a legal accommodation or equivalent to the spouse and kids as adequate to his condition.
Where the wife committed the offense resulting in separation, the consequences shall be:
- Her right to alimony becomes extinct
- Her right to intercourse with her husband becomes extinct
According to the Catholic church, married life should resume when the reason behind the separation is terminated unless the religious authority decides otherwise.
For the Syriac Orthodox church, in addition to the above, where the wife is found “dissonant”, the Court may require from her to pay her husband a monthly alimony which is the equivalent of a monthly salary paid to a domestic worker.