Dan Bullard was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1993. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1990 and his J.D. in 1993 from Wake Forest University. Mr. Bullard has served as an elected member of the Family Law Counsel of the N...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Personal Injury, Family, Child Custody, Litigation
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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.