This is a hard and troubling process to break up a relationship that involves... more
This is a hard and troubling process to break up a relationship that involves children or to divorce your spouse. I work hard to stay prepared by earning the Michigan Family Law Certificate and being trained as a mediator. We cannot always please everybody and opposing parties may become angry while we fight for our client. We work hard to help you if you no longer want to be married o... 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.