I am a father of two children who knows what if feels like to go through a divorce... more
I am a father of two children who knows what if feels like to go through a divorce with children. Having been through it myself, I provide an experienced and reality-based perspective to my clients that are going through a difficult family law matter, which differentiates me from other family law attorneys. I have a great deal of experience in negotiating reasonable agreements under trying an... view profile
Valerie Arnold is a founding partner of Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer PLLC. Ms. Arnold... more
Valerie Arnold is a founding partner of Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer PLLC. Ms. Arnold practices in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, property division, spousal maintenance, antenuptial agreements, child support as well as interstate and international divorce and child custody. Ms. Arnold is experienced in representing clients in divorce and child custody proceedings, Hagu... 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.