Pennsylvania Alimony and Support Lawyers
Divorce contemplations can prompt many uncertainties about the future. How will property be divided? Will I be able to support myself? Can the mortgage continue to be paid with one less income? At Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC, we help answer your financial questions and offer guidance in resolving alimony and spousal support matters.
Contact our divorce and alimony attorneys to discuss your future financial needs and concerns. We can help you understand alimony and how it applies to your unique situation.
- Spousal support: When a married couple resides in separate houses, spousal support can be required if one spouse earns more money than the other.There are unique defenses against spousal support claims.
- Alimony pendente lite (APL): alimony support paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse according to a formula until all issues in the divorce resolved and a final decree in divorce is entered. This form of support is to generally equalize the incomes of the spouses so each spouse can meet his/her living expenses and counsel fees.
- Alimony: this support, awarded post-divorce decree helps a dependent spouse meet unmet needs provided the other spouse can assist. There is no formula but many factors are considered in determining whether alimony should be granted, the amount, duration, and conditions that would cause it to end. Alimony is not automatic nor does it have a set duration. It is dependent on many factors of your unique situation.
When it comes to alimony and property settlement agreements, two principles guide the lawyers at our Pennsylvania law firm: what is best for you and what is fair.
Determining what is best for you requires careful consideration of all your marital assets, such as real estate, business interests, retirement benefits, and life insurance. We also take into account the tax consequences of alimony and make sure the expectations of the divorcing couple are met.