At the Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, we treat each client with understanding and... more
At the Law Office of Sarah Pfeiffer, we treat each client with understanding and respect. We will help clients choose among the many paths to resolution for their family law issues, whether that be mediation, collaborative practice, interest-based negotiation or a strong litigation approach. We recognize that each person comes from a unique family environment, so we embrace multi-cultural and n... 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.