It Is Possible To Discuss Alimony And Stay On Good Terms

Determining spousal support and alimony does not have to be an acrimonious battle. While this topic can prompt many disagreements, a skillful and competent attorney can help spouses work together to reach a mutually satisfactory arrangement.

Cook & Associates was founded in 1982 and assists couples in the Pittsburgh area with spousal support and alimony issues. We combine an in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania family law with strong negotiation skills to help you reach a settlement. As strong trial attorneys, we can also litigate your case in court, if necessary. Contact our firm today to learn more about reaching an arrangement while staying on good terms with your spouse.

Understanding Spousal Support In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's laws regarding spousal support and alimony are a bit different from other states'. Pennsylvania courts may award spousal support, alimony pendente lite and alimony. It is important to understand the distinctions between these three concepts:

  • Spousal support is payment from one spouse to the other before either of the parties has filed for divorce.
  • Alimony pendente lite is a temporary form of payment from one spouse to the other, but it can only be awarded after one or both spouses have filed a divorce complaint.
  • A spouse may pay alimony after the court finalizes a divorce complaint.

Talk About Spousal Support With A Lawyer

The sooner you reach out and schedule a consultation with our firm, the sooner we can help you resolve your spousal support and alimony case. With over 60 years of combined experience, our attorneys are dedicated to listening to your concerns, keeping you advised throughout the legal process and working toward a resolution that satisfies your needs.

At Cook & Associates, we are dedicated to offering trusted, experienced legal representation that focuses on you. To make an appointment, call us at 412-318-5897, or reach us online.