I am a former CPA and accredtied business appraiser as well as a lawyer which... more
I am a former CPA and accredtied business appraiser as well as a lawyer which enables me to easily handle complex divorce and support cases, especially where closely-held businesses are involved. I have testified in court as an expert witness regarding the value of businesses and as to the income of a self-employed person. I am also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer and have mediated... 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.