Silver Spring, MD asked in Divorce and Family Law for Pennsylvania

Q: In PA, does spousal support end when divorce is final and there were no claims for alimony

The divorce was 3301 c. She has been awarded spousal support. I wasn’t sure if that ended when the divorce is final and there were no additional claims and we both waive the intent to bring any claims.

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Penelope A. Boyd
Penelope A. Boyd
  • West Chester, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Unless there has been an agreement to alimony in the property settlement agreement, spousal support generally will stop when the divorce is granted. Alimony, equitable distribution and awards of counsel fees are generally considered ancillary relief that must be part of the divorce. If there is no order or agreement for alimony, spousal support generally ends when the marriage does.

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