Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United... more
Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and handles complex dissolution of marriage actions, nullity, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, high conflict custody cases, income analysis and business valuations. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her cli... view profile
Ermila began her legal career as a Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City... more
Ermila began her legal career as a Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City Attorneys Office where she gained valuable trial experience. She received extensive courtroom experience including jury trials, bench trials, motions and evidentiary hearings.Ermilaworked forfive years with a San DiegoFamily Law firm in all areas of Family Law including high asset divorce cases, high conflict custod... 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.