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?)

How Do They Calculate Alimony in Pennsylvania?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Clients who are economically dependent on their spouses always want to know: how do they calculate alimony in Pennsylvania?  Unfortunately, the answer is far more difficult to explain than the calculation of spousal support or alimony pendente lite.  The goal of this article is to explain what the court considers … Continue reading How Do They Calculate Alimony in Pennsylvania?