How Does Alimony in Pa Work?

We'll Help You Navigate the Complexities of Alimony Law 

Separation and divorce can cause an enormous amount of economic stress, particularly for the spouse who earns less. In many cases, PA alimony laws provide for that spouse to receive alimony or monetary support from the higher-earning spouse, either temporarily or permanently. These payments are known as alimony or spousal support. Pennsylvania's spousal support and alimony laws are complex, and the particular facts of any individual case may significantly affect the amount of alimony or spousal support due, as well as the length of time that support will be paid. Under these laws, a spouse may also obtain heath insurance coverage from the other spouse, if it is available through his or her employer or at a reasonable cost.

The divorce attorneys at Cooley & Handy are intimately familiar with alimony law. Their legal representation can help you obtain the best alimony or support order for your particular situation. By examining the facts of your case, our experienced alimony attorneys will determine whether or not you may be entitled to receive or be required to pay support, and the amount of such support. At both the conference level and at trial, our alimony lawyers will help ensure that all relevant facts of your case are presented and that the conference officer or judge properly applies the law to the facts of your case. This is essential because even small errors in the calculation of support can have a large impact over time. For example, an error of just $100 per month can result in the overpayment or underpayment of support by over $21,000 over the life of a support order, and support calculations can often vary by several hundred dollars or more per month.

The divorce lawyers at Cooley & Handy are experienced in handling support matters. Once retained, they will advocate on your behalf throughout the process.

If you are interested in learning more about how alimony is calculaed in Pennsylvania, please see our artilce, How Alimony and Spousal Support is Calculated in Pennsylvania.

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