I hail from the Deep South and was born and raised in East Tennessee. Since... more
I hail from the Deep South and was born and raised in East Tennessee. Since elementary school, I had always wanted to become a lawyer. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts and Honors in Political Science and US History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After college, I decided to take a few years off and moved to San Francisco and volunteered at a non-profit organization. While in Califor... view profile
Firm founder and owner, Michael M. Mantia, has focused his practiced towards family... more
Firm founder and owner, Michael M. Mantia, has focused his practiced towards family law specific to the Denver area for over five years now. Michael possesses a B.S. from the Ohio University, a Juris Doctor, and most recently an LL.M. in tax law from the University of Denver, School of Law. Concentrating solely in family law, along with his background in tax, allows him to spot assets and deter... view profile
Shelley Sanderman joined the firm in 2013 with a focus on legal research and writing.... more
Shelley Sanderman joined the firm in 2013 with a focus on legal research and writing. She has experience working in regulatory compliance related to both health law and lending practices, as well as working as a domestic relations attorney. Shelley enjoys spending time with family and friends going to restaurants, reading and enjoying all Colorado has to offer. Shelley was born in Edmonton... 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.