Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O'Toole attended... more
Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O'Toole attended Bethany College, graduating Summa Cum Laude 1996 studying both psychology and economics. Thereafter Mr. O'Toole attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1999. Mr. O'Toole was an active member of the Domestic Violence Practice and Reform Project while serving as law cl... view profile
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.