Although many situations necessitate legal intervention, family issues are sensitive... more
Although many situations necessitate legal intervention, family issues are sensitive in nature. I provide civilized and professional legal counsel that prioritizes the needs of the family and client so as to minimize long term impact. I've handled many types of cases, including child custody when the parties have never been married, post judgment issues, guardianship and adoption. Each situatio... 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.