Rule 1910.18. Support Order. Subsequent Proceedings. Modification of Spousal Support or Alimony Pendente Lite Orders Entered Before January 1, 2019.

 (a)  Subsequent support order modification or termination proceedings pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.19 shall be brought in the court that entered the order. If the action has been transferred pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.2 following the entry of a support order, subsequent proceedings shall be brought in the court to which the action was transferred.

 (b)  Subsequent support order enforcement proceedings pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.20 may be brought in the court that entered the support order or the court to which the order has been transferred.

 (c)  Subdivision (a) shall not limit the plaintiff’s right to institute additional support proceedings in a county of proper venue.

 (d)  Unless a modification provides that the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Pub.L. No. 115-97), expressly applies, an order entered before January 1, 2019 that includes spousal support or alimony pendente lite is governed by the Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.16-4(a)(2)(Part IV) formula.

   Official Note

   See Pa.R.C.P. No. 1910.16-4(a)(1)(Part B) or (2)(Part IV), as relevant.


   The provisions of this Rule 1910.18 amended December 18, 1998, effective January 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 16; amended December 28, 2018, effective January 1, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 170. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (387909).

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