I became a family lawyer to help people through what is one of the most difficult... more
I became a family lawyer to help people through what is one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Family law is challenging but rewarding. I specialize in all aspects of family law from simple prenuptial agreements to complex divorces, alimony, child custody, visitationand post judgment modifications. I also do real estate closings and refinances as well as Estate Planning... 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.