The law office of Karen L. Ferri was established in Murrysville, PA in November 1984,... more
The law office of Karen L. Ferri was established in Murrysville, PA in November 1984, where it has been located since that time. Staffed by Attorney Karen L. Ferri, secretarial and support staff, the law office and Karen L. Ferri have been serving the needs of the community in the area of family law, including divorce, support, custody, property distribution, alimony, as well as pre and post nu... 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.