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AV® Preeminent™ rated Orange County trial and appellate family law attorney; Certified Family Law Specialist; dissolution of marriage (divorce) and parentage (paternity) cases; negotiation and litigation of complex property and support issues invo...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support
Review: “I approached Sanaz for guidance in a decision I urgently needed to make in a short period of time. She was able to shed light on some areas of my case I had not even considered were problem areas. Her approach and manne...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Family
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern California. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, c...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family
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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.