What is Alimony?
Alimony is a system of ongoing payments made by one spouse to another after the divorce is complete. It is a remedial remedy, the purpose of which is not to reward one party and to punish the other, but rather to ensure that the reasonable needs of the person who is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment, are met. In a case called Pullett v. Pullett, the Pennsylvania Superior Court said that “alimony is based upon the reasonable needs in accordance with the lifestyle and standard of living established by the parties during the marriage, as well as the payor’s ability to pay.”
What is Alimony Pendent Lite and how is it different from Alimony?