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Alimony Pendente Lite Questions

What is Alimony Pendente Lite?

Alimony Pendente Lite is also known as temporary alimony. The judge will grant alimony pendente lite when a couple has separated, who is not divorced yet, or if the divorce is not yet finalized through the court’s system. Alimony Pendente Lite allows the receiving spouse to sustain a certain standard of living. Read below where Experts have provided many legal answers and insight when asking about alimony pendente lite.

What are the laws in Pennsylvania to terminate alimony pendente lite?

Pendente lite is temporary alimony order before a divorce is finalized. A temporary order cannot be terminated since it is not a final order. To get a new temporary hearing they would need to show a considerable change in conditions. Experts can provide legal answers on the laws in each state when dealing with Alimony Pendente Lite.

If someone is supposed to be paying pendente lite alimony, what can happen if they don’t report a second job?

The alimony may be increased by the court. The one paying alimony should have reported the second job to the court. They will need to file a motion to the court to review the alimony issues because of the new information. The court will evaluate the information and may or may not increase the alimony.

If married for six years can someone receive alimony pendente lite?

If they are separated, they would be entitled to some sort spousal support, but not very much because of the short length of the marriage. If the divorce proceedings have started, they would also be entitled to alimony pendente lite during the divorce process. Upon divorce, they might be able to receive alimony, but for a short period of time because of the short marriage.

After nine years of common law marriage and twenty one years of legal marriage can someone receive spousal support, in the state of Pennsylvania?

Whether or not they have established a common law marriage, it may not be agreed upon by both parties. In Pennsylvania, common law marriage could be recognized before 2005 if both parties exchanged words with intention of getting married. If there is a disagreement about whether they had exchanged words, the court may or may not find that there was a common law marriage based on the facts of the situation. In Pennsylvania, spousal support is only a periodic payments made by one spouse to another during the separation period. An alternative to spousal support is alimony pendente lite which is ordering during the separation time

What are the factors in deciding if someone should receive alimony pendente lite?

These factors come from the [Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated [Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann.), Title (Tit) 23. Section (Sec.) 3701,
1. Financial resources of the spouse seeking alimony, including both separate and community property;
2. The spouse’s ability to meet his or her need independently;
3. The education and employment skills of the spouse;
4. The time for the supposed spouse to obtain enough training or education to allow them to find employment;
5. The availability and feasibility of that training;
6. The duration of the marriage;
7. The age, employment history, earning ability, and physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking alimony;
8. The ability of the supporting spouse to meet their own needs and make any child support payments;
9. Excessive or abnormal spending, concealment or destruction of any property by either spouse;
10. The related financial recourses of the spouse, including medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits, and any separate property;
11. The involvement of one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse;
12. The involvement of either spouse as homemaker;
13. Any marital misconduct of the spouse seeking alimony;
14. Whether the party seeking alimony lacks enough property to provide for their needs;
15. The efforts of the spouse seeking alimony to obtain self-support skills while the divorce is pending or during any separation; and
16. Property brought to the marriage by either spouse.
17. Any tax implications.

When a spouse decides to move out of the married home, taking the in initial step to suspend the marriage. At this point, the other spouse will need funds to pay the mortgage, utilities, etc. Alimony Pendente Lite would allow them to carry on in the immediate situation. Experts can provide fast and affordable answer when pertaining to types of alimony.
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