Allyson Hughes received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida... more
Allyson Hughes received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1987. While at the University of Florida, Ms. Hughes was a Teaching Fellow for Appellate Advocacy and received the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Family Law. Ms. Hughes is board certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and practices law exclusively in that area. Ms. Hughes maintains he... 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.