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
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.