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My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:
Does your spouse have any evidence that you committed adultery or cruelty during the marriage or that you abandoned the marriage? On what grounds is your spouse refusing to pay spousal support?
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i did not committed adultery, he did. He cheated.
I see. Thank you for clarifying the situation for me. I'm so sorry that happened; it must have been pretty devastating for you.Assuming you did not abandon the marriage or engage in cruelty, there would typically be no defense for him to raise against your request for spousal support and the state does have clear guidelines established to calculate spousal support, unlike most states.Under PA law, you would typically be entitled to 40% of the difference between the payor's net monthly income and the recipient's net monthly income if there are no children. If there are minor children involved here, let me know and I would be happy to assist you in calculating that amount.Assuming there are no minor children involved, one would subtract your net monthly income from your spouse's and multiply the result by 40% to arrive at the presumptively correct amount that should be paid for spousal support.Here is a link which summarizes the law on this issue:http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/divorce/spousal-support/Therefore, if you do not agree to the $350, it is not likely you would receive nothing or less than the amount offered if this calculation results in a higher amount, as long as your spouse does not have evidence to raise the defenses indicated above.
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