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Spousal Support for Divorces
Contrary to popular belief, alimony is not a guarantee in any Pennsylvania divorce. And it isn’t always permanently awarded either. In fact, under PA law, there are specific factors that will be taken into consideration when determining whether alimony should be awarded. Some include:
- How long you were married
- Both spouses income and expenses
- Your child custody and support plans
- Both spouses marital contributions
- Both spouses living arrangements
- Both spouses mental and physical health
These same factors, and more, will also determine how long alimony should be awarded for. In PA, there are three types of alimony:
- Spousal support – alimony paid after separation but before the divorce petition has been filed
- Alimony pendente lite – spousal support paid before your divorce is finalized
- Alimony – spousal support paid after the divorce is finalized
We will work tirelessly to ensure you are awarded the financial support you’re entitled to. We are also prepared to protect higher-earning spouses who expect their spouses to seek support. Don’t let yourself get taken advantage of during this difficult time in your life.
Child Custody Agreements
Child custody issues are one of the biggest troubles families struggle to cope with. Child custody refers to two types of custody:
Legal custody – Major decision-making regarding children such as their religious upbringing, education, values, extracurricular activities, and more
Physical custody – Where the children reside
PA recognizes the best interests of the children when making decisions regarding child custody. Parents may seek several different types of parenting plans, such as:
Shared custody – parents share physical and legal custody
Partial custody – parents share legal custody but children may primarily reside with one parent
Sole custody – only one parent has the right to legal and physical custody
If you’re unable to work out a child custody plan with your child’s other parent for whatever reason, get reputable Philadelphia family lawyers to fight for your children’s best interests in court.
Another reason you may find yourself in PA family courts is to deal with a child support issue. Whether you need to seek child support from your child’s other parent or are going to be ordered to pay child support, you need legal representation.
Calculating child support in PA is a complicated process. There are several factors that are taken into account when determining how much a child support order should be. Some of these factors include:
- Your child custody plan
- Both parents income
- Both parents expenses
- Whether either parent has remarried
- The number of children you share
- Whether you have other children and how many
- Your child’s health insurance expenses and other medical costs
- Costs of extracurricular activities or private education
Make sure your child support order works out in your favor. You need an experienced family lawyer on your side as soon as issues develop.
Family law comprises more than divorce and child custody issues. There are a number of other different family law issues we can help with, including:
- Grandparent rights
- Legal guardianship
- Domestic partnership agreements
- Shared property rights
- Pre and postnuptial agreements
We know that it’s hard to choose the right attorney when you have so much at stake. That is why we offer a comprehensive, one-on-one consultation with a lawyer to discuss your case. During this meeting, you can explain your situation, your goals and your concerns. From there, our family lawyers can advise you of your legal options so you can take the next steps.
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