Are You Entitled To Alimony?
In Pennsylvania, three options are available in terms of support and alimony:
- Spousal support — Provides interim relief while a divorce or separation is pending. This support is not automatic, and entitlement defense needs to be raised.
- Alimony pendente lite (APL) — Provides interim relief while a divorce action is pending. APL support must be requested as part of the divorce action, preventing the higher-earning spouse from raising defenses.
- Alimony — Provides for permanent support after a divorce becomes final
Spousal support is determined based upon the income shares model, which combines the net monthly incomes of spouses. Once the parties’ combined net monthly income is determined, the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines are applied and a guideline support amount is calculated.
Alimony payments, on the other hand, are often just one piece of equitable distribution. This makes determining the amount a lot less objective, as a wide range of factors are considered along with income.
At Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C., we represent clients for a wide range of spousal support and alimony concerns. Whether you are requesting temporary or permanent support or defending against it, our attorneys will fight for your best interests and provide the advice and guidance needed to make the process flow as smoothly as possible.
Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment with one of our experienced divorce lawyers.
Wyomissing Lawyers For Spousal Support And Alimony Concerns
In some cases, income is not easy to determine. The determination of income for support purposes may have a significant impact on awards of alimony and equitable distribution, so obtaining an accurate assessment of a spouse’s income is crucial to your case.
Whether you need a Reading attorney for alimony or spousal support, we are fully prepared to assist you. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys are skilled at dealing with complex income analysis, including for individuals who are business owners, partners or sole proprietors.