As a civil litigation attorney for over 32 years, I believe it is always preferable... more
As a civil litigation attorney for over 32 years, I believe it is always preferable to find practical resolution and settle family law disputes to minimize litigation costs as well as attorney fees. However, when one of the parties is unreasonable, I use my experience from many intensely litigated cases (both family law, civil trials and appeals) to get clients the best possible outcome in cou... view profile
I am a husband and a father and I believe that a family can continue in harmony even... more
I am a husband and a father and I believe that a family can continue in harmony even after a divorce. I know this because I am a product of divorced parents. My parents divorced when I was two years old. They remained good friends and have been throughout my childhood and adult life. I understand that maintaining civility during and after a divorce can be difficult, if not seemingly impo... 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.