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I am the senior associate attorney at The Law Firm for Family Law. I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a degree in Biology. I then attended The University of Dayton School of Law on the Academic Excellence Scholarship. W...
Practice areas: Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, 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.