I am a 1983 Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. My entire career... more
I am a 1983 Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. My entire career has been spent representing my NW Baltimore County and Carroll County neighbors in just about every court in the state. My diverse practice includes bankruptcy, domestic matters, criminal/traffic and personal injury/Worker's Compensation cases. During this time, I have been elected Chair of the Consumer Ba... 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.