Rule 1910.16. Support Order. Allocation.

 (a)  In an order awarding child support and spousal support or child support and alimony pendente lite, the court may on its own motion or upon the motion of either party;

   (1)  Make an unallocated award in favor of the spouse and one or more children; or

   (2)  State the amount of support allocable to the spouse and the amount allocable to each child.

   Official Note

   See 23 Pa.C.S. §  4348(d) for additional matters that must be specified in an order of support if arrearages exist when the order is entered.

 (b)  An unallocated order for child support and spousal support or child support and alimony pendente lite shall be a final order as to all claims covered in the order. Motions for post-trial relief may not be filed to the final order.

   Official Note

   The procedure relating to Motions for Reconsideration is set forth in Pa.R.C.P. No. 1930.2.

Explanatory Comment—2018

   Subdivision (b) resolves the question of the appealability of an unallocated order and any other claims adjudicated in that order. The rule declares the orders are final and appealable. Not only is the unallocated support order final and appealable, so are the other claims covered in the order, irrespective of whether those would be final and appealable had the claims not been a part of the order awarding unallocated support.


   The provisions of this Rule 1910.16 amended November 7, 1988, effective January 1, 1989, 18 Pa.B. 5326; amended September 29, 1989, effective October 1, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 4450; amended March 30, 1994, effective July 1, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 30, 2018, effective January 1, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 4960. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388168).

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