Manda is a Muskegon County native. She grew up in Ravenna and Egelston Township where she graduated valedictorian from Oakridge High School. Manda went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University in ...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Criminal Defense, 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.