Spousal Support in Bucks County, PA
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Spousal Support Lawyers in Doylestown and Newtown
Bucks County, PA Divorce Cases – Achieve Your Spousal Support, APL and Alimony Goals
Pennsylvania courts may require spousal support when parties are separated (physically, financially, or both), or alimony pendente lite, when a divorce complaint has been filed and when pursuit of spousal support cannot occur. Alimony pendente lite is based on “need.”
Additionally, there is alimony, the obligation for which arises after entry of the divorce decree.
Spousal support and alimony are based on such factors as need, ability to pay, length of marriage, previous lifestyle, age and health of both parties. Additionally, the parties may agree to a particular amount of spousal support and alimony for a particular length of time, or they may choose to seek a negotiated settlement which provides for a more disparate property settlement, in lieu of ongoing, monthly payments. These issues can become complex and depend on the financial circumstances of the parties.
The tax consequences of the various forms of support must be considered as well. Our extensive experience in representing clients in such matters allows us to prepare various scenarios and combinations of same for our clients’ review, before they make decisions on how to proceed with these issues. Fully understanding the complexities of support, tax implications and final results of the divorce settlement are key to a successful case.
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