There are three main types of support one can receive in Pennsylvania: Child Support, Spousal Support and/or Alimony. Support is never guaranteed and must be filed for through the proper channels.
Child Support: You may be entitled to child support if the other parent earns more money and/or you have primary physical custody of the children.
Spousal Support: You may be entitled to Spousal Support if your spouse earns more than you and/or the spouse left the marital residence without providing financial assistance. This Support is for the dependent spouse during the pending divorce.
Alimony: Alimony begins once the divorce is final and replaces Spousal Support. Not every dependent spouse is entitled to Alimony.
If you plan on filing for Child Support or Spousal Support, it is best to do so as quickly as possible. Typically, the date you file will start the clock for when such support will start. Unfortunately, you will not be paid immediately, but at the time of the support conference, the other party may owe you Support dating back to when you filed the action.
If both parties agree on a number or wish to forego a Support Hearing, The Charleston Firm can run calculations and draw up the necessary paperwork, therefore negating the hassle of having to attend the hearing with your (ex) partner.
Consult with an attorney at The Charleston Firm today to learn more about your options.
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