“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.