I am a matrimonial attorney with extensive experience handling divorce, alimony,... more
I am a matrimonial attorney with extensive experience handling divorce, alimony, child support, custody, and parenting time issues both pre and post complaint and judgment. I am also well-versed in the specific legalities raised in military divorces, having handled many such actions to the satisfaction of our service member Clients. Additionally, I am experienced in Bauers actions, assisting ma... 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.