More than fourteen years of handling a myriad of legal issues in both transactional... more
More than fourteen years of handling a myriad of legal issues in both transactional issues and Trial experience in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. All facets of Litigation and Trial Experience in the Family Division, Criminal Division, Circuit Civil Division, Juvenile Division, Support Matters, and Probate Division, in Miami- Dade County in and for the Eleventh Judicial Circui... view profile
Experienced Attorney in the areas of Family Law, Adoptions, Guardian Ad Litem, Real... more
Experienced Attorney in the areas of Family Law, Adoptions, Guardian Ad Litem, Real Estate, Foreclosures, Loan Workouts, Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation. Former member of Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program. Published "Divorce Survival Guide" and gave lectures regarding Family law issues. Co-Founder of Mortgage Boot Camp, LLC, a licensed Florida Mortgage School. Co-Authored Student ... view profile
Please see my website at Lechtmanlaw.com for photos and a complete history. I also... more
Please see my website at Lechtmanlaw.com for photos and a complete history. I also have a master's degree which I recently obtained in mental health counseling, which is invaluable to clients who are going through a divorce. The empathy and active listening which I have been trained to utilitze is also of great psychological benefit to people in difficult emotional times, such as a divorce.
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.