I graduated from University of Cincinnati, College of Law after completing... more
I graduated from University of Cincinnati, College of Law after completing undergraduate degrees at Thomas More College in Norther Kentucky, and a graduate degree in International Affairs at the American University in Washington.D.C. When I obtained my law degree in 1989 I went to work for a small law firm. There I put in a lot of hours and did a wide variety of civil litigation, including fam... 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.