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?)

In Pennsylvania, What Happens if We Divorce Without Dividing Our Property?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Most couples can agree to get a divorce, but few can agree on how to divide their property.  As a result, equitable distribution in Pennsylvania can be very costly and require the assistance of an attorney and experts, such as real estate appraisers and forensic accountants.  Many couples, therefore, either choose … Continue reading In Pennsylvania, What Happens if We Divorce Without Dividing Our Property?

In Pennsylvania, How Can I Force My Spouse to Move Out of the House?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire A common scenario after a husband and wife separate is neither party wants to move out of the marital residence/home.  For a variety reasons (e.g., financial, children, proximity to work, hope for reconciliation, spite, etc.), the parties remain in the same home, as roommates and attempt to maintain as much … Continue reading In Pennsylvania, How Can I Force My Spouse to Move Out of the House?

My Spouse is Hiding Assets! What Can I Do?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire It is unfortunate, but it happens: a spouse anticipates a divorce and begins to shift or hide assets to try avoid sharing them during property distribution. If you suspect you are the victim of this fraudulent and improper behavior, then your case will require some detective work. There are a … Continue reading My Spouse is Hiding Assets! What Can I Do?