I graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, where I was an editor of the... more
I graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, where I was an editor of the Law Review and the Catholic Lawyer and was named a St. Thomas Moore Scholar. Following my law school graduation, I received a Masters in Law from New York University School of Law. I began my career as a Law Assistant in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Judicial Department, and then be... 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.