Berks County, Pennsylvania, Spousal Support And Alimony Lawyers

In a Pennsylvania divorce, spousal support and alimony arise as issues. One spouse is not automatically required to pay the other anything. In many cases, one spouse may be asked to provide financial assistance for a certain time frame to allow the other spouse to live comfortably.

Influential Factors In Determining Alimony

If the matter goes to trial, the court will consider a number of different factors in determining the amount and duration of spousal support payments. These factors include but are not limited to:

  • How much each person earns or how much he or she is capable of earning
  • The age and health of each person
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • Whether one person contributed to the other's job success or education
  • Whether one person will need further education or training to become self-sufficient
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Whether either party was guilty of marital misconduct
  • Tax consequences of awarding alimony
  • The assets and debts of each person
  • Whether either person owns property from before the marriage

Call Our Attorney In Wyomissing Or Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Because so many different factors can influence the ultimate alimony award, it is wise to obtain legal advice from a highly experienced lawyer who knows the courts, the laws and your particular situation. To arrange a free, face-to-face consultation with one of our Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, spousal support and alimony lawyers, call Rowe Law Offices, P.C., at 610-816-0935 (Berks County), 717-345-3208 (Lancaster County), 570-362-6837 (Schuylkill County) or 866-232-1913, or send us an email.