Alimony & Spousal Support Attorney

in Scottdale, PA

724 - 887 - 0800

Contact David G. Petonic Today

Attorney Petonic Expertly Assists in Spousal Support Matters

Will you be in a position after your divorce in which you need spousal support, or alimony? Alimony is the term for maintenance and support arising from a divorce action. Spouses who do not have their own income, may be disabled, or who have limited income most often require financial support. David G. Petonic, Attorney at Law assists spouses in family matters who need support in a separation or divorce matter in the Scottdale, PA area. Our staff is experienced. Spousal support is the obligation which one spouse owes to the other whenever they are separated regardless of wherever a divorce action has been filed or not consult before you separate. If you need to file for spousal support, call our office for a consultation at (724) 887-0800 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or stop by our office at 314C Porter Avenue in Scottdale.

Factors Used in Calculating Spousal Support

From the length of the marriage to each spouse’s age, to health insurance, there are a number of things that affect spousal support. The court considers a number of factors in calculating spousal support, including:
Length of the Marriage
Each Spouse’s Age
Retirement/Health Insurance
Tax Consequences (Property)
Economic Conduct
Employment History
Ability to Pay

Modify Spousal Support at Any Time

You may petition the court to modify spousal support at any time if either party shows a significant change in circumstances. David G. Petonic, Attorney at Law, can petition the court for you. Some examples of a significant change include a change in income, or a move. The spousal support ends when either spouse dies, or if the spouse receiving support remarries. Spousal support payments are taxable to the spouse who receives them, and they are tax deductible to the paying spouse. 

We Know What You Are Going Through

As a family lawyer, David G. Petonic, Attorney at Law understands what you are going through and wants to reassure you that having such complex feelings during your legal matter is completely normal. After all, the decisions you make now will change your life for many years to come. For this reason, David G. Petonic, Attorney at Law’s goal is to offer you legal services that help you reach a constructive resolution. Contact us about spousal support or alimony issues right away.