My spouse earned most of the household income. Can I get support during the divorce process?
Alimony pendente lite, like spousal support, is a form of temporary support available through a Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Section. Its goal is to keep spouses on an even playing field while a divorce action is pending, so that if one spouse made the majority of the income during the marriage, and that income is suddenly taken away, the other spouse can continue to meet their needs, afford an attorney, and the like. The formula for the amount of this support is outlined in the state guidelines, and will be calculated using net incomes, taking into consideration any child support Order in place, and any allowable deviations.