I practice family law exclusively. My family has practiced law in Orange County for... more
I practice family law exclusively. My family has practiced law in Orange County for the past 50 years and I am carrying on the tradition. I am an attorney with Patterson Hanna Associates , a firm with longstanding roots and tradition in North Orange County. My family law practice areas are as follows: dissolution of marriage, custody and visitation, spousal and child support, property divisi... view profile
Evelina Miller is the founding partner of The Miller Family Law Group. Evelina... more
Evelina Miller is the founding partner of The Miller Family Law Group. Evelina provides the firm’s clients with comprehensive family law representation that includes division of marital assets and liabilities, custody, support, and adoptions. Due to her educational background in psychology, more specifically, her graduate studies under Dr. Allen W. Gottfried, who developed the methodology for ... 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.