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Support, Alimony, and Alimony Pendent Lite

Until the Divorce Decree is issued a dependent spouse can seek temporary support for Alimony Pendent Lite [“APL”] or Spousal support, not both, depending on tactics depends on which one to seek.  The duration of APL or Spousal Support the trier of fact must consider the duration of the marriage from the date of marriage to the date of final separation.  Pa.R.C.P. 1910.16-1 Income is from the supporting spouse is simply broken down into two categories, high income or low income. The basic formula is the dependent spouse would get 40% in the difference of the parties net incomes, or 30% of the difference in the parties net incomes minus child support, if there are minor children. Pa.R.C.P. 1910.16-1

Support for the dependent spouse after a divorce decree of annulment is granted is Alimony. Alimony can be for a definite or indefinite amount of time.  Some of the factors that the trier of fact looks at to determine Alimony is: is the duration of the marriage; the relative earning and earning capacities; age of the parties and there physical, mental and emotional state; sources of income of both parties; insurance; retirement; investments; the education of both parties; the standard of living established, and numerous other factors. Even if one spouse does not work or has not worked in decades there is always some type of earning capacity to help determine alimony. Alimony is barred if the petitioner is in a sexual relationship and ceases upon death of either party.

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