General Laws

Section 33. In an action for separate support or maintenance, an attachment of the defendant’s property may be made as upon an action for divorce; and sections seventeen, thirty-three, thirty-five, and thirty-eight of chapter two hundred and eight shall apply to proceedings upon such complaint and to all subsidiary proceedings arising thereunder, so far as appropriate. Trustee process of an obligor’s disposable earnings may likewise be made by the filing of a complaint under the provisions of section thirty-six A of chapter two hundred and eight. All procedures under said section thirty-six A of said chapter two hundred and eight shall apply following the filing of said complaint.