Hello again, Paul, and thank you for providing this additional information.
Each court will determine whether they accept telephonic appearances as there is no rule requiring them.
I have reviewed the Bucks County website and there is nothing indicating the courts do accept telephonic appearances, so they may not, but it would normally be up to each judge. Because of that, I would contact the clerk of the court and inquire whether the court accepts such appearances.
Here is a link to their website which provides contact information:
is not automatic, but based on a number of factors which are discussed in the following link:
Generally, the longer the marriage, the more likely alimony would be granted. However, the relative incomes of the parties and their needs and ability to pay would typically be considered as well.
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