Support & Alimony
Alimony, Spousal Support and Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) Lawyer in Adams County Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Perry County and York County
There are three forms of support for a spouse or former spouse in Pennsylvania. Spousal Support or Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) are available to dependent spouses prior to the entry of a final divorce decree. Alimony is available to a dependent spouse following the entry of a final divorce decree. Spousal Support, Alimony Pendente Lite and Alimony are not automatic in every case. If you are considering divorce or are already separated, it is crucial that you take the necessary steps to inform yourself of your legal rights in the areas of Spousal Support, Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) and Alimony. There are many factors that go into alimony. Your Spousal Support/Alimony Pendente Lite (APL)/Alimony lawyer at Colgan & Associates, LLC will explain what you can expect in your case based upon the facts and circumstances of your situation.
Types of Alimony in Pennsylvania
Alimony: Generally, Alimony can be awarded to one spouse at the conclusion of the divorce, depending upon many factors, including the length of the marriage, the contribution each spouse made to the marriage, the earning potential of each spouse and more. The amount varies in each case and is not calculated according to a formula.
Alimony Pendente Lite (APL): APL is a type of spousal support that can be awarded to one spouse and is ordered to be paid during the divorce proceedings. The Latin phrase pendente lite means “pending litigation.” This type of alimony is not permanent and is subject to change upon finalization of the divorce. The amount of APL is based upon the earning and/or earning capacities of each of the parties.
Spousal Support: Spousal Support is a form of support for a dependent spouse that is available while parties are separated and awaiting a final divorce decree. Spousal support ends at the conclusion of the divorce and the amount of Spousal Support is based upon the earning and/or earning capacities of each of the parties.
If you are going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you will receive support or pay support, protect yourself and make sure you are treated fairly.
Contact a Spousal Support/Alimony Pendente Lite (APL)/Alimony lawyer at our firm to discuss your situation. Initial telephone consultations are conducted at no charge to the client. Your satisfaction and future well being are our only concern. Our lawyers work tirelessly to provide you with excellent service, counsel and representation.
Contact an Alimony Lawyer from Colgan & Associates today to discuss your situation in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Mechanicsburg, York, Adams County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Perry County and York County.