Seldom do I meet new clients under the best of circumstances. When a person contacts... more
Seldom do I meet new clients under the best of circumstances. When a person contacts me for counsel, chances are a serious and often life changing event is occurring in that person's life. This is never more true than in the divorce family law arena. Regrettably divorce and litigation between family members is an all too common occurrence. Divorce can not only shatter the lives of the adult... view profile
Merritt Law is a full service family law firm located in Austin, Texas. Since 1996,... more
Merritt Law is a full service family law firm located in Austin, Texas. Since 1996, we have provided legal services for issues such as divorce, child custody and child support, in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties
Amber Liddell Alwais is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing... more
Amber Liddell Alwais is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters, including traditional and non-traditional divorce, custody issues, property division, child support and adoption matters. In addition to her legal practice, Amber serves as a Family Law, Probate Law and Criminal Law instructor at The University of Texas a... view profile
I know from firsthand experience the ups and downs of going through a messy divorce... more
I know from firsthand experience the ups and downs of going through a messy divorce matter. I strive to save people from the full "experience." I try to help clients through the family law process as painlessly as possible, keeping their ultimate goals in mind. Sometimes the only way is the hard way, and when put into that situation, I will push for my client's position with vigor. However, eve... view profile
Proud associate of Zinda Davis, PLLC, I will fight for your rights by combining... more
Proud associate of Zinda Davis, PLLC, I will fight for your rights by combining great advocacy skills with contemplative research and knowledge of the law. Your case is important to me because it is important to you. Contact me today to discuss your case and how we can work together to achieve your goals.
“Realizing that divorce is a life-changing event, I focus on helping clients... more
“Realizing that divorce is a life-changing event, I focus on helping clients preserve their dignity, relationships and equilibrium through this transition. That’s especially important in long-term marriages, where the emotional and financial stakes can be high.”
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.