Mallory Ellis graduated from Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor,... more
Mallory Ellis graduated from Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor, Mallory achieved the honor of the Dean’s List and was a Semi-Finalist in the Naman Howell Smith & Lee Client Counseling Competition. Baylor’s curriculum inspired her to be a litigator, but Baylor’s volunteer opportunities ignited her passion for family law. Mallory served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in foster... 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.