Laci Bowman is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal... more
Laci Bowman is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and represents clients in a variety of family law matters including divorce, pre-marital agreements, common law marriage disputes, and suits affecting parent-child relationship. Laci also works as a collaborative professional as part of her practice, and has reached settlements through the collaborative law... view profile
Lauren Doughty is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, Lauren... more
Lauren Doughty is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, Lauren was a member of the Order of Barristers, a finalist in the Dawson & Sodd, P.C. Moot Court Competition and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. She received the W. Frank Newton Best Brief Award for the 2011-2012 academic year and interned for Justice Bob Pemberton of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas... 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.