Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s... more
Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience ... view profile
As aCertified Family Law Specialist and a former Orange County Deputy District... more
As aCertified Family Law Specialist and a former Orange County Deputy District Attorney, I can help educate you and help you through the challenges of divorce, child custody, child support, division of property, fathers' rights, domestic violence, paternity, same-sex partner issues or other family law disputes. We're in this together
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern... more
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern California. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, division of assets, and prenuptial agreements. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from ... view profile
Jeff graduated from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California and went on to... more
Jeff graduated from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California and went on to attend the University of Arizona, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After completing his undergraduate studies he returned to California and continued his education as an evening student at the University of Redlands, where he earned his MBA. While employed as a corpo... view profile
I am a family law attorney practicing in Orange County, California and the... more
I am a family law attorney practicing in Orange County, California and the surrounding counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. My practice has been primarily focused on family law since 2005. I am proficient with all family law matters including, but not limited to, dissolution of marriage proceedings, paternity actions, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal ... view profile
Marc H. Garelick is the managing associate attorney for the Orange County office of... more
Marc H. Garelick is the managing associate attorney for the Orange County office of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP, matrimonial law firm with offices in Irvine and Century City, Calif. An expert in matters pertaining to custody, child and spousal support, paternity and guardianship proceedings, Garelick brings 6 years of experience in family law to serving the needs of his clients. Mr. Garel... view profile
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I, as well as our firm, are dedicated to... more
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I, as well as our firm, are dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive affordable representation. To that end, we strive to provide excellent legal representation for our clients.
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.