John D. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC for the St. Charles County... more
John D. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC for the St. Charles County Office, the Union Office in Franklin County, the Ellisville Office in West St. Louis County, and the Troy Office in Lincoln County. John D. Kershman received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University Law School as well. He earned his B.S. from St. John's University in New York, and his Masters Degree in Busines... 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.