"Divorce hurts, but it doesn't have to be nasty." After 16 years of being in the courtroom, I have settled into practicing exclusively family law. In addition to working to ensure fair settlements in these cases, I believe a part of my role as an ...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Family, Child Support
I went to law school to help make people's lives better and practicing family law has been one of the most rewarding ways in which to do that. Divorce and child custody issues involve some of the most emotionally charged and traumatic events peop...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation
David J. Ward is an experienced litigator focused on family law cases involving entrepreneurs.
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, 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.