Scott Trout Discusses Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating Alimony

Scott Trout Discusses Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating Alimony

alimonyIn a recent article published on Fatherly, Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout discussed some of the biggest mistakes men make when it comes to negotiating alimony.

The process for determining the amount of alimony, or spousal maintenance, a breadwinner spouse makes varies by state. With all the emotional trauma off the divorce process, it is easy to make a mistake during the negotiating process leaving guys with alimony payments that are higher than is necessary.

Mr. Trout emphasized the importance of seeking input from outside experts such as vocational rehabilitationists and accountants.

“Dads, and even their attorneys, overlook the need for at least two experts in every case that deals with significant alimony payments,” Mr. Trout said. “They’re an integral piece of not only minimizing the impact but perhaps even trying to prevent the award of alimony.”

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About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.