Lisa is admitted to practice in all Vermont state and federal courts. Lisa’s... more
Lisa is admitted to practice in all Vermont state and federal courts. Lisa’s practice includes nonprofit corporations, property (real estate, wills, probate), family law (divorce, guardianships, parental rights and responsibilities, etc.) and other civil law (landlord/tenant, breach of contract) matters. She graduated from Vermont Law School in May of 2011 with a JD and Masters of Environment... 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.