If Isign a divorce stipulation paper that states all parties ancillary claims are withdrawn, canI still file for alimony after the divorce?

Asked on March 1, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on how the word ancillary is defined. You should make sure to define it and specifically indicate what it does not include. That way, you could be free to file for alimony but better to file for alimony during the divorce proceedings then try to seek compensation after. Courts are less likely to award you anything if they feel you did it as an afterthought because the thought is that you don't need it if you didn't apply for it initially.

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