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Review: “Ms. Jurney is representing me in a child custody and support case. Throughout the prep work to the temporary hearing, I was thoroughly impressed by the amount of information we were able to exchange at each meeting, how q...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Litigation, Child Custody, Domestic Violence
I am married, have two children, and play the bass in our church's praise and worship band. I started working in a law office when I was an undergraduate in 1989 and that's where I discovered family law. I decided to go to law school and have ...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support
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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.