Pennsylvania Alimony / Spousal Support

Pennsylvania alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Pennsylvania spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage. Support is based on the need of the recipient and the ability of the obligor to provide the support.

In determining whether Pennsylvania alimony is necessary and in determining the nature, amount, duration and manner of payment of alimony, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including:

Modification of Alimony in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania either party can request a modification, reinstatement suspension or termination of alimony if there is a substantial change in circumstance that is continuing in nature..

Termination of Pennsylvania Spousal Support

Pennsylvania alimony terminates upon the death of either party or the cohabitation of the recipient with a person of the opposite sex who is not a family member.

Pennsylvania statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Pennsylvania statutes

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