In Pennsylvania, spousal support is used as a means of supporting a dependent spouse, and it takes into account the spouse’s income, earning capacity, and other property and financial resources. It is not a means of punishing one party or the other for misconduct (although marital misconduct is one of the many factors taken into account). It must be fair, and it must take into account how the parties stand financially at the time. In other words, there must be some level of need for a Pennsylvania Court to award spousal support. Demi would probably be out of luck in this state.
For those who are not starring in blockbuster movies and TV shows, spousal support (and later APL, if possible) can be an important tool for making ends meet and feeding your family. Contact our experienced divorce attorneys today to talk about your unique case, and the steps that you can take to protect your family!