Support FAQs

Common Questions about Support

We’re here to provide clarity and guidance.

How is Support Calculated in Pennsylvania?

Both child and spousal support are calculated based on state guidelines, considering the parties’ net incomes and custody arrangements.

Can I Receive Child Support if We Share Custody?

It depends on the Income Shares Model and the parents’ respective net incomes and time spent with the children.

Am I Entitled to Alimony?

Entitlement to alimony in Pennsylvania is determined by 17 factors, including the specifics of your case.

Can I Get Support During the Divorce Process?

Yes, temporary support is available to maintain financial stability during the divorce process.

What's the Difference Between Spousal Support and Alimony Pendente Lite?

Spousal support applies before filing a divorce complaint and may be affected by fault grounds. Alimony pendente lite is similar but applies after filing for divorce, without the entitlement defense.

How Long Will I Be Entitled to Support?

Child support continues until the child is 18 or graduates high school. The duration of spousal support or alimony depends on the marriage length and other factors.

How Does Custody Arrangement Affect Child Support?

The primary physical custodian is entitled to support. The arrangement may also affect support in shared custody situations.

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