Sheryl Rae Ghezzi developed her early experience as a trial attorney into a private boutique practice that concentrates on complex financial, family law and child custody litigation. Ms Ghezzi has 32 years of legal knowledge and experience addre...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Family, Marriage & Prenuptials, Divorce & Separation
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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.