Sarah J. Ratzkin joined Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott as an associate... more
Sarah J. Ratzkin joined Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott as an associate attorney in 2013.She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, in Newark, Delaware, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. Sarah attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in law school, Sarah served as the Bluebook Editor of the Pitts... 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.