Patricia Dixon (Trisha) graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. She then attended Baylor University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 2010. ...
Practice areas & skills: Alimony, Child Custody, Mediation, Family, 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.