As with child support, spousal support / alimony pendente lite (APL) may be an important tool used to ensure the financial health of a spouse pending a divorce. While there are state guidelines for spousal support, arguments can be particularly nuanced.
In cases where there are complex income considerations, as when a spouse owns his or her own business or has multiple income streams, it can be challenging to determine proper and equitable support structure. Depending on need, ability to pay and other considerations, a number of arguments can be made for a payer or receiver.
Because of this complexity and nuance, the skill of an experienced attorney is crucial.
I am ready to bring the approach I have honed in more than 25 years of practice to help you reach the alimony/support outcome that is best for your unique circumstances.
It is important to realize that alimony and support are actually different. Support is set up before the divorce is finalized as a temporary measure to ensure equity during the transition.Â Alimony is often not modifiable and is considered along with property distribution and set up following a divorce. It is frequently determined based on the formula which the courts refer, but is complex and nuanced. I am prepared to bring my experience to help you reach a best possible outcome based on your unique circumstances, needs and goals.
To schedule an initial consultation with me, call 610-279-6615 or email .
The Law Office of Betty Lupo represents clients throughout the Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County and Philadelphia suburb regions of Pennsylvania, in the cities of King of Prussia, Norristown, Main Line, West Chester, Doylestown, Chalfont and surrounding areas.