Margaret Keys McCain graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1986. She earned her... more
Margaret Keys McCain graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1986. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Akron School of Law. She has been a member of the Florida Bar in good standing since 1997. Maggie began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Indian River County prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony... 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.