Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mobile College in May 1980 Graduated from the... more
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mobile College in May 1980 Graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in May 1983. Admitted to Alabama Bar in September 1983 and the the Louisiana Bar in October 1984.
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.