By: Rachel L. Engdahl, Esq. The decision has been made. You and your spouse are getting divorced. Now what? One…
Alimony in Massachusetts
If you are starting the divorce process, you may be concerned about how much you will be required to pay in alimony (also known as spousal support), or how much alimony or spousal support you may be entitled to receive to support yourself and your family. Each circumstance is unique and can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. We are experienced in all aspects of Massachusetts Alimony laws concerning spousal support.
We are dedicated to keeping clients informed of their rights and fighting for their ideal outcome.
What is Alimony?
Alimony or spousal support is the payment of support from a spouse, who has the ability to pay for a reasonable length of time, to a spouse in need of support. At our Boston and Wakefield offices, we have extensive experience handling both straightforward and complex cases involving alimony, and can effectively protect your interests.
What is the Alimony Reform Act?
In 2011 the Alimony Reform Act was passed in order to aid attorneys and their clients with the challenging task of determining an appropriate amount of alimony and length of payment. This format brings much needed consistency in alimony orders throughout Massachusetts, in part through established timelines for payments based on the years of marriage. Additionally, courts have some discretion in making final alimony determinations, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and future financial security. In addition, this act sets forth specific guidelines for modifying current Alimony orders.
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