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I take a personal interest in my clients' cases and try to get them the best results at an affordable cost. I've been practicing law for over 23 years and know what I'm doing! :) I was born and raised in Spokane, but lived in the Seattle and Los Angeles areas for school. I have been married 29+ years and have 3 children. I graduated from the University of Washington and Pepperdine Univ... 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.