Pennsylvania law precludes an award of alimony if a party is cohabitating with a member of the opposite sex or gender who is not a member of the family of the petitioner within the degrees of consanguinity. But what constitutes “cohabitation?” Cohabitation is determined by the specific circumstances in the case. The Pennsylvania Superior Court […]
WILL I GET ALIMONY IF MY SPOUSE CHEATED ON ME?
Alimony is a payment by a former spouse following divorce made to meet the needs of the other former spouse who is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment. Alimony is based upon the reasonable needs of a former spouse in accordance with the lifestyle and standard of living established by the parties […]
ALIMONY, APL OR SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Alimony, Alimony Pendent Lite (“APL) and spousal support are words uttered when the topic of divorce is broached. All three have the same purpose – to support the dependent spouse. Support is the care, maintenance and financial assistance of one spouse to another. “Married individuals are required to support each other according to their respective […]