Pennsylvania Spousal Maintenance Attorney
Helping you make informed, intelligent decisions about spousal support and alimony
At the Law Office of Douglas Earl LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience helping clients resolve divorce disputes over financial assistance. Determining alimony, spousal support or alimony pendente lite can be very difficult and is often closely tied to other matters, such as property division. Philadelphia alimony and spousal support attorney Douglas P. Earl has the knowledge and commitment you need to sort through an alimony or spousal support petition and get results that make sense.
The Many Forms of Alimony in Pennsylvania
Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, can be a temporary arrangement, benefiting one spouse for a limited amount of time during a separation (spousal support) or during the divorce process (temporary alimony or alimony pendente lite/APL). A judge may also award alimony for a defined period after the divorce is finalized (lump sum/periodic alimony or rehabilitative alimony). This is common, because alimony is considered a rehabilitative solution, often only available until the spouse becomes self-supporting.
However, depending on the length of the marriage, the age of the supported spouse and other factors, courts will sometimes order permanent alimony.
Balancing Alimony With Other Divorce Issues
A divorce is not a series of distinct issues that are resolved in a vacuum. Instead, everything overlaps.
Frequently, determining alimony payments overlaps with property division. For example, one spouse may agree to pay the other spouse alimony in order to obtain exclusive title to a certain piece of property. Philadelphia alimony and spousal support attorney Douglas Earl knows how to balance all of these issues to pursue an outcome that will work for you.
We Fight for You!
In some cases, alimony payments and all other aspects of the divorce can be resolved amicably. Unfortunately, not all issues lend themselves to simple agreement.
Some divorce issues require a fight. With 30 years of experience on our side, we understand family court procedures. Our Pennsylvania spousal support lawyer is there nearly every day of the week, working hard to get positive results for people like you.
We’re Here When You Need Us
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help people in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania fight for fair and proper alimony payments.
Contact an experienced Philadelphia alimony attorney today.