Spousal Support/APL/Alimony

Spousal support, alimony pendente lite ("APL") and alimony are critical elements in many divorce cases. If you are facing divorce, attorney Deborah Zitomer will work closely with you on your support issues to reach an amount that is fair in light of the financial circumstances.

Alimony decisions are made based upon one spouse's need and the other spouse's ability to pay. There are three types of spousal maintenance in Pennsylvania including:

  • Alimony pendente lite (APL) — A temporary form or alimony that is available only while a divorce proceeding is pending.
  • Spousal support — Financial support that can be provided to a spouse if there is a separation, regardless of whether or not a divorce is pending.
  • Alimony — Alimony is the financial support for a spouse that commences once a divorce is finalized.

Modifying Spousal Support And Alimony Amounts

Even after a divorce is finalized, alimony may be modifiable and Deborah Zitomer Esquire, LLC, continues to represent clients as their families and needs change and modification of agreements and orders become necessary because of change in income or any financial circumstances.

During and after your divorce, you may have questions about the various forms of alimony. Deborah Zitomer will argue on your behalf and for your positions on spousal support and alimony based on the factors involved in your case.

To discuss your spousal support or alimony case, call our law firm at 610-879-8473 or contact us online.