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We Can Help You Get The Support Arrangement You Need

Of all the issues that spouses can disagree on, spousal support is one of the most divisive. Some spouses do not want to ask for too much support because they feel they do not deserve it. Others do not want to pay more than necessary. Some spouses sacrificed a career to care for their children and they need maintenance to start a new life. Some people offer too much money to their former spouse, damaging their own financial security.

No matter your circumstances, Topinka Law can stand up for your rights in your spousal support case. Whether we are negotiating in mediations or representing you in court, we will fight our hardest to reach the best results that best fit your needs.

Spousal Support, Alimony Pendente Lite, Alimony: Which Is For Me?

Pennsylvania has three types of financial support that one spouse must pay to another. The terms can seem confusing, but each one is different from the other.

  • Spousal support: Spousal support is when one spouse files for financial maintenance, but neither party has filed for divorce.
  • Alimony pendente lite: Most people have heard of alimony, but not alimony pendente lite. This form of support is paid from one spouse to the other before the court grants a divorce decree.
  • Alimony: After a divorce decree is finalized, alimony is the term for financial support from one partner to the other.

As a skilled Pennsylvania family law firm, Topinka Law can help you determine which form of support you qualify for, assist you in filing for support and determine the appropriate amount of support.

Ask How To Get The Arrangement You Want

From our office in State College, we help clients throughout the metro area resolve their family law issues. To discuss your spousal support needs, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Call 814-954-1169 or send the firm an email to make an appointment with our attorney.