Marriage and family often bring life's greatest joys and can form the emotional and... more
Marriage and family often bring life's greatest joys and can form the emotional and financial basis for the rest of what life offers, including careers, work and the accumulation of wealth. When a marriage no longer works, it is important that the attorney handling your divorce case understands the challenges you are facing, is experienced in all potential legal aspects of your case and can pro... 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.