Annie M. Rolfe, admitted to practice in 2004, is the lead attorney in Rolfe Lane's... more
Annie M. Rolfe, admitted to practice in 2004, is the lead attorney in Rolfe Lane's family law group. She has practiced exclusively family law since February, 2005, and is currently a member of the Family Law Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona. Ms. Rolfes practice focuses on dissolution (divorce), annulment, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), inte... view profile
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.