I have been practicing family law in King County and Snohomish County for the last... more
I have been practicing family law in King County and Snohomish County for the last 18 years. I bring a level of personal attention, strategic counseling, and realist budgets in order to maximize my client's results. Having been trained and served as a Guardian Ad Litem in KIng County, I am fully aware of the process by which the court determines a parenting plan. Serving as an at... 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.