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Attorneys Protecting Your Financial Interests In Spousal Support Matters

One of the more stressful parts of divorce is splitting your mutual finances. It can feel daunting when your spouse has more financial resources than you do. Conversely, you may be the high-earning spouse and are worried about whether you will be required to financially support your soon-to-be ex. In either case, you need knowledgeable advice and experienced representation.

In Mt. Lebanon, Monroeville and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, you can find that help at Ruppert Law Firm LLC. Our skilled and caring family law attorneys work to ensure that your financial interests are respected and protected, whether you are receiving financial support or paying it.

Financial Support During And After Divorce

There are three kinds of spousal support in Pennsylvania. They are:

  • Spousal support, which is paid between the time that a couple separates and when they file for divorce. The paying spouse can raise a defense claiming that the receiving spouse isn’t entitled to support, typically because the receiving spouse was at directly at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.
  • Alimony Pendente Lite, which is paid between when divorce has been filed and when it is finalized. It helps the financially dependent spouse afford divorce litigation. Because it is need-based, the paying spouse cannot raise an entitlement defense.
  • Alimony, which is payment made to the dependent spouse after the divorce has been finalized.

The amount and duration of post-divorce alimony are based on a number of factors, including the income of each spouse, whether child support is also being paid, the age and health of each spouse, the earning capacity of each spouse and more. The receiving spouse may become ineligible for continued payments if they begin cohabitating (living together) with a new romantic partner.

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There is no substitute for case-specific advice and guidance, which is why you should consult with one of the knowledgeable attorneys at Ruppert Law Firm LLC. Contact us today to learn about your options and potential obligations regarding financial assistance during or after the divorce process. To get started, call 412-730-2187 or submit an online contact form.