pennsylvania alimony factors | Pennsylvania Family Law Blog - The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Understanding Alimony in Pennsylvania
Alimony, also sometimes referred to as spousal support or maintenance, is handled a little differently in Pennsylvania as opposed to other states. Once a divorce decree has been entered, the court may reasonably allow alimony, but only if it is considered necessary. There are four types of alimony in Pennsylvania: 1) Permanent; 2) Rehabilitative; 3) Limited Duration; and 4) Reimbursement. Whether a court considers one of these types necessary is determined by a number of factors, including, but not limited to:
- Earnings of both spouses;
- Ages and physical, emotional, and mental conditions of both spouses;
- Sources of income of both spouses;
- Inheritances and expectancies of both spouses; Read the rest »
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