PSS vs alimony

If you are not satisfied with the settlement terms your Husband offers and you are happy with the PSS award then it is probably a wise decision to return to court. However, your alimony award could be lower than your PSS award, generally it is not higher.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Still confused about these terms.

went to court for PSS and child support (husband is the supporting spouse and his salary was above the chart) - still waiting for the answer from the judge

At the hearing marital fault was not brought up but husband has been cohabitating since separation and committing adultery. Will we have to go to court again to discuss alimony ( and to bring up marital fault)or can that be settled out of court if parties agree. If I get a good judgement am I better off to go back to court if husband doesn’t agree?