Being from Manchester, Tennessee, I've always enjoyed bringing down-home common-... more
Being from Manchester, Tennessee, I've always enjoyed bringing down-home common-sense solutions to problems. Thanks to a chemical engineering degree from Tennessee Tech, I can simply big and complex numbers into bite size pieces. After earning my Law Degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, I learned while working with Rose Palermo and David Garrett that family law needs ... 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.