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Media Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyers

If you have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, and depend on your spouse for support, it is a financial hardship when separation occurs. However, when the divorce finally occurs, the other spouse MAY be ordered to pay alimony, depending on the circumstances of the marriage.

Media lawyer Scott Bonebrake can handle your alimony case, whether you have a claim for alimony or are defending an alimony proceeding. When it comes to alimony claims in Pennsylvania, we know the legal avenues to take, and can help you through the process.

In Pennsylvania, alimony decisions include the following factors:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Living standards during the marriage
  • Physical condition and ages of individuals
  • The need for financial support of one spouse who has been dependent on the other spouse
  • Incomes of the parties
  • Education of the parties
  • Earning capacity of the parties
  • The assets and wealth involved

There is no magic formula to determine if alimony will be awarded. In general, the alimony awarded is usually sufficient to cover living expenses. Alimony is not a guaranteed remedy in Pennsylvania, but is considered a “secondary” remedy to supplement the distribution of assets made via equitable distribution. Ultimately, it is up to a judge to decide whether to award alimony. Of course, our Media lawyers will stand by your side to ensure that you have the best lawyer for your alimony claim and defense.

Call 215-600-3189 to schedule a free consultation with Media lawyer Scott Bonebrake to discuss your alimony issue, or email Scott at [email protected].

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