If a spouse gets APL during litigation does that entitle the spouse to alimony after the decree is signed by the judge?

Does there have to be an order of alimony by the judge?

Asked on January 16, 2013 under Family Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your spouse is getting APL pending the final dissolution of your marriage such does not in and of itself mean that the spouse will in the end receive alimony after there is a decree terminating the marriage. Ordinarily the court wants the spouses to find gainful employment so that each can support themselves.

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