Alimony is typically the last issue decided in a Pennsylvania divorce case. For the most part, child custody and support as well as property division are considered greater priorities. Nevertheless, alimony can prove to be a major source of disagreement between former partners. If the parties cannot agree, a judge could step in and make a final order on alimony.
A professional football player who helped lead his team to victory in this year’s Super Bowl championship game has recently filed for divorce from his wife. The couple has known each other since high school and attended college together, but married just two years ago after graduation. Shortly after their 2012 nuptials the then-college football player was signed to the Seahawks as a quarterback. As a new recruit his original four-year contract amount was rather low compared to other players in the same position on the team, but after this year’s excellent performance on the field many imagine that his renegotiation will be for a much larger amount.