The Law Firm of Steven R. Stroud, PLLC is a highly regarded firm helping families in... more
The Law Firm of Steven R. Stroud, PLLC is a highly regarded firm helping families in Eastern North Carolina from Raleigh to the coast. Based in Rocky Mount, we serve clients in Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Green, Pitt, Martin, Nash Edgecombe, Halifax and Wilson counties. Mr. Stroud is an experienced trial lawyer, family law mediator and arbitrator. The firm concentrates in the areas of divorce and fa... 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.