Alimony & Spousal Support
Alimony issues in the State of Pennsylvania are decided in a much different way than other states. First of all, alimony and spousal support are two different terms that are sometimes wrongly used interchangeably. Spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other during the time of separation but before the divorce is finalized. Alimony is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other after the divorce has been finalized and will be set for a specific amount of time.
To be even more specific Alimony Pendente Lite is also a term you may hear when discussing alimony and spousal support. This refers to the spousal support that is specifically given after the separation but before the final divorce decree, or "while it is pending."
At Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P., we are experienced in Pennsylvania divorce law and will gladly fight for your fair share of the marital estate. To be sure the division of property is in your favor, you will want seasoned veterans in the courtroom, ensuring that you receive the right amount of money pending the divorce and the right amount of money for the right amount of time after the divorce is finalized.
Pennsylvania law uses certain guidelines when determining alimony and spousal support. Some of these guidelines include the spouse's reasonable needs and ability to provide support, net income, the standard of living established during the marriage and the length of that marriage, child support, the ability to self-support and shared custody.
Our Attorneys Have the Knowledge and Experience you Need
Your divorce lawyer from Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will work to ensure that you receive the amount of spousal support and alimony payments deserved so that you can preserve the lifestyle you had been living prior to the divorce. We will be sure that the alimony payments last so that your finances and that of your children's finances do not take a sudden down-turn that could be unrecoverable. We understand that during the difficult time of divorce, you financial needs could become a stressful burden. We will aggressively work to have the rulings end in your favor as well as give you the legal advice you need to ask for the correct amount of spousal support or alimony payments. Call Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. today to set up a consultation so that we can set your financial nerves at ease.