I have been a partner in the law firm of Greenman, Lacy, Klein, O'Harra Heffron... more
I have been a partner in the law firm of Greenman, Lacy, Klein, O'Harra Heffron since 1978, and have practiced family law for 38 years. In 2000 I hired my neice Katie Anderson as an associate attorney. Then in 2005 and 2006 I hired two more associate attorneys, which were my son, Jeffrey Bledsoe Lacy, and my daughter, Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy. Currently, I am the supervising attorney for these t... 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.