Berks County Alimony Attorney

Unlike child support, alimony in Pennsylvania is not based on a formula. However, several factors play a role in determining whether alimony is granted and how much and how long the alimony will be.

The factors* that judges consider when evaluating claims for alimony include:

  • Relative incomes and earning capacities of each spouse as well as assets, property and retirement benefits
  • Ages and physical, mental and emotional conditions of the parties
  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Contributions to the education, training or increased earning power of one party by the other
  • Effect raising a minor child has had on a spouse's earning power, expenses or financial obligations
  • Contribution of a spouse as a homemaker
  • Presence of physical or mental abuse in the marriage

*Statutes of Pennsylvania, Chapter 37. "Alimony and Support."

Alimony Isn't Automatic, But You May Qualify

Considering these factors, alimony is rarely a given in Pennsylvania divorce. But if a marriage was lengthy, if there is a great disparity between divorcing spouses' finances, or if one spouse spent significantly greater time in taking care of the home or in child rearing, a case can be made for securing alimony.

At The Law Offices of Joseph A. Guillama, in Reading, Pennsylvania, we advocate for strong families, even when those families are subjected to separation, divorce or estrangement. Our experienced alimony attorney, Joseph A. Guillama, has devoted his career to obtaining fair outcomes for his clients and their children throughout Berks County and surrounding areas. If you retain him, he will seek what is right for you, whether you need to obtain alimony or wish to control the amount you pay toward it.

Learn Your Berks County Alimony Options. Call 610-295-5335 Today.

Contact us and Attorney Guillama can help you explore your options for spousal support, alimony pendente lite, alimony for education and retraining, or permanent alimony payments. If you have been looking for an advocate who will fight for you and your interests, look no further than our Reading alimony lawyer.

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