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Megan Corning has experience in handling family law matters, wills and estate planning. Megan gained valuable experience working as a Clinical Student Attorney with the Family Court Assistance Project while attending the University of Wisconsin La...
Practice areas: Alimony, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Child Custody
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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.