My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Pay Alimony, How Can I Enforce My Alimony Order?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire The Court awarded you alimony (or alimony pendente lite), but now your ex-spouse refuses to pay.  This is a serious problem because you rely in one way or another on the alimony to make ends meet.  Because alimony is discretionary, the court would not have awarded you alimony if this … Continue reading My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Pay Alimony, How Can I Enforce My Alimony Order?

What is Alimony Pendedelenteeaa? (aka What is Alimony Pendente Lite?)

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Alimony pendente lite, which stands for alimony pending litigation, can be quite a mouthful for clients.  Unfortunately, the confusion surrounding alimony pendente lite does not stop with its pronunciation!  While alimony pendente lite, or APL, is a complicated subject, it is important to have a basic understanding of this form … Continue reading What is Alimony Pendedelenteeaa? (aka What is Alimony Pendente Lite?)

Child Support: Wages/Salary v. Earning Capacity

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In making a determination for an award of Child Support, with respect to a party’s work income, you can get the Court to consider more than the person’s wages or salary. According to Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1910.16-2(d)(4): “Ordinarily, either party to a support action who willfully fails to … Continue reading Child Support: Wages/Salary v. Earning Capacity