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Review: “At the most difficult time in my life, Carole Orland was the smart, steely and compassionate champion I needed. Her knowledge, insight and problem solving skills- delivered in a thoughtful, time responsive and considerat...
Practice areas: Alimony, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Mediation
Marriage and family often bring life's greatest joys and can form the emotional and financial basis for the rest of what life offers, including careers, work and the accumulation of wealth. When a marriage no longer works, it is important that the...
Practice areas: Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Child Custody, Contracts & Agreements
Review: “Guy was my lawyer in a difficult divorce. He got me through some incredibly hard days and never let me settle for anything less than what he thought was fair and right. He is honest, extremely knowledgable, tough when he ...
Practice areas: Alimony, Family, Marriage & Prenuptials, Divorce & Separation, Child Support
I am a partner in the law firm of Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, L.L.C., located in Westport, Connecticut. I have dedicated my 30-year career to assisting clients in complicated custodial and financial arising in divorce, including contested custody, r...
Practice areas: Alimony, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support
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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.