Alimony is support paid to and ex-spouse following the issuance of a divorce decree. 23 Pa.C.S. § 3701 requires that 17 factors be considered in determining whether alimony should be awarded.
Today, Alimony is awarded less frequently than it used to be. Many households run on two incomes, and even if the parties don’t have equal earning capacities there are sufficient assets to offset the need for alimony. This is not to say that Alimony is not still a viable claim, and it is important to consult experienced counsel who can give you a good idea of whether or not you are entitled to alimony.