Category Archives: Alimony

A major component of the resolution of a divorce is the payment of alimony. The determination is complicated, and is dependent on 17 factors specifically set forth in the Pennsylvania Divorce Code. These factors include: 1) the relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties (that is, the actual earning capability of each party at […]

Dispute Resolution covers a spec­trum of processes by which family law disputes may be resolved. The processes can be sequential, alternate or mixed. Each step can also have varying degree of formality, depending upon the circumstances of the matter. Negotiation (consensual agreement directly negotiated by parties or by agent (attorney) ↕ Mediation (consen­sual agreement facilitated […]

Spousal support, alimony pendente lite (support during the pendency of the divorce action) and alimony payments (support after the entry of the divorce decree) are treated as taxable income to the payee and deductible to the payor for tax purposes. However, child support payments are neither taxable income to the payee, nor tax deductible to the […]