I believe the firstobligationof an attorney is to seek the solution to their client'... more
I believe the firstobligationof an attorney is to seek the solution to their client's problems which best conserves the client's financial and emotional resources. Litigation is only one answer - and most frequently the most expensive. Alternative Dispute techniques such as mediation or the collaborative process can be a better choice - particularly when the problem is between former spouses wi... view profile
I was born in Birmingham, Michigan on August 17, 1961. I attended Youngstown State... more
I was born in Birmingham, Michigan on August 17, 1961. I attended Youngstown State University, graduating in 1983 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. I went to law school at Ohio Northern University and received my law degree in 1987. Prior to joining Slater Zurz, LLP, I served as the Assistant City of Findlay, Ohio Law Director and Assistant Hancock County, Ohio Prosecutor. I was... 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.