J. Blake Hilty is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin. He primarily represents... more
J. Blake Hilty is an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin. He primarily represents clients in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. He graduated with his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude, and was also the school’s law review associate editor. Blake is a family law attorney because he is passionate about helping people navigate through an often-complex system during a... view profile
Professional Background Gwynna Biggers Norman has practiced family law with the Law... more
Professional Background Gwynna Biggers Norman has practiced family law with the Law Office of Ted D. Billbe, PLLC since 2006. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University in 2002 and her law degree from Seattle University School of Law cum laude in 2006. As a law student, Gwynna was a member of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Dispute Resolution Board, and was e... 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.