I graduated from Law school in 1977. Thereafter I moved to Arizona to take the bar... more
I graduated from Law school in 1977. Thereafter I moved to Arizona to take the bar examination. I have been doing exclusively domestic relations work since 1980. I have been a Certified Domestic Relations Specialist since 2000. I was self-employed from 1982 until 2013 when I joined the Sampair Group. I am married and have been to the same woman for 32 years. We have 4 grown children
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.