Partner-Member Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC July 2007 – Present (7 years 4 months) New... more
Partner-Member Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC July 2007 – Present (7 years 4 months) New York, New York and Springfield, New jersey Litigation attorney representing high net worth clients in matrimonial and family law related matters including divorce, custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, and parenting time issues. A significant amount of our practice is dedicated to intern... view profile
Elliot H. Gourvitz is an attorney who has practiced matrimonial and family law for... more
Elliot H. Gourvitz is an attorney who has practiced matrimonial and family law for 46+ years and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a specialist in family law (1991-2008). He has successfully argued many State and Federal appellate cases and is the author of Domestic Torts in New Jersey, Domestic Violence Source Book, and numerous articles. He is a Lecturer and speaker ... 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.