I have been honored to receive recognition for 30 consecutive years of certification... more
I have been honored to receive recognition for 30 consecutive years of certification as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. Steady and persistent devotion to the protection of my clients' interestshas been my hallmark during my extensive career as a family law attorney.
I am a Partner at Di Maria & Cone, a Palo Alto law firm where we practice family law... more
I am a Partner at Di Maria & Cone, a Palo Alto law firm where we practice family law exclusively. I've been practicing law since 1978 and can provide my clients with extensive experience and knowledge. Our firm handles the broad spectrum of family law issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and domestic violence restraining orders. At Di Maria & Cone, we... 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.