Montgomery County PA Spousal Support Lawyer
Spousal Support in Pennsylvania
Spousal support is an amount of money that is regularly paid to a person as determined by a family court during the separation and divorce process. Usually spousal support, also known as alimony pendente lite, is given to the person with less or no income or potential income at the time of the divorce. In Montgomery County PA, spousal support is a separate payment from other divorce related fees, including child support and others. Spousal support varies depending on the case and whatever the judge decides is a fair amount. Because of the arbitrary nature of spousal support you should always have an experienced PA divorce lawyer assisting you.
The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. are experienced in dealing with spousal support issues. We are offering free consultations on any potential spousal support case. We will outline exactly what our legal team can and will do for you and will provide you with one of the most professional and aggressive legal services available. Whether you are in the negotiation stage of spousal support, believe you have been required to pay an unfair amount, or are looking to recover unpaid spousal support we can help you.
What Kind of Alimony Can I Expect in Pennsylvania?
Depending on your particular circumstances the amount of spousal support varies from case to case. Certain particular factors that are often included in making a decision in a spousal support determination include the length of the marriage, the need for spousal support, age and health factors, standard of living experienced while in the marriage, length of time out of work, parental responsibilities, property holdings and any other factor that the court deems relevant to making a decision about a spousal support amount.
Many cases of spousal support change over time and with circumstances. There are several laws in Pennsylvania that allow the amount or the frequency of spousal support to change if necessary. Every request for the spousal support change must be accompanied by proof that some element exists now that did not at the time of the divorce. Some common reasons for changing the amount of spousal support include occupational (the employment of one or both parties changes significantly), health related reasons, loss or gain of finances and several others.
Clear & Confident Representation
Because of all of the variables involved in any spousal support determination or follow-up an experienced lawyer can assist in most any related issue. Examples of several common cases include instances where ex-spouses were not paying their spousal support, one of the pair had won or gained (or lost) a significant amount of money, one partner became seriously ill and was not able to pay for health care and many others.
If you or someone you love is involved in a divorce, contact Sheryl for free advice. Sheryl R. Rentz has particular experience in the two states’ complicated laws surrounding spousal support. Contact us today and have immediate and aggressive spousal support legal representation on your side.