Co-chair of the Family Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP Certified by the... more
Co-chair of the Family Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Editor of New Jersey Family Law Blog http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/ Author/Editor of Chapter 4 of Skoloff Cutler's New Jersey Family Law series
I have been practicing law for 20 years and focus on all family issues. I have been... more
I have been practicing law for 20 years and focus on all family issues. I have been qualified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. I am also a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Monmouth County and an Economic Mediator appointed by the courts for Monmouth and Ocean County.
I have been practicing family law exclusively for most of my career. I developed an... more
I have been practicing family law exclusively for most of my career. I developed an interest in the area my second year of law school but was told my so many that it is an emotional area of the law and the "burn out rate" is high. Well, all these years later,I am no where close to burning out and I always so if I could not find work practicing family law, then I would not practice law at all.
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.