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The Landscape Of Alimony In Massachusetts

Massachusetts was one of the first states to update some elements of the law on alimony, to better reflect current legal thinking and societal trends, and to work better with the realities most families face during a divorce.

Lifetime alimony no longer is a standard. Limits have been placed on the length of time during which an ex-spouse can receive or be required to pay alimony. The law allows for the suspension of alimony when a spouse cohabits or lives with a new partner.

The Experience You Need

Our attorneys at Sneider Kellman, PC, the experience and knowledge of these laws to effectively handle determining the proper alimony in your case. We understand the importance alimony to many families after a divorce, whether you are the potential recipient, or the party obligated to pay alimony.

We keep up-to-date on the law so that we can effectively protect our clients’ interests in Massachusetts courts. Using years of experience, we have the skill and resources necessary to achieve the best possible results in these challenging cases.

Massachusetts law provides for general term alimony, rehabilitative alimony, transitional alimony (sometimes called “temporary alimony”) and reimbursement alimony.

You or your spouse may be entitled to one of these types of alimony, depending on your situation. Courts take into account factors such as the length of your marriage, your financial, physical and emotional states when making the determination during a divorce.

Questions About Alimony?

To learn more about what recent changes in Massachusetts alimony law can mean for you, contact us online or call us in Chestnut Hill at 617-278-1881.