As economic realities begin to impact how people live in Massachusetts and throughout the United States, reforming the alimony system is an issue that has been approached in many states across the country. In Massachusetts, the Alimony Reform Act has changed durations and amount of alimony that is typically awarded. When the law passed, it made significant alterations to alimony and the lives of those impacted by spousal support after a divorce.
If you have questions regarding the Alimony Reform Act and your rights under the law in Massachusetts, We can provide the answers that you need. We can also represent you during divorce proceedings. At The Newton Law Firm in Essex County, We have the knowledge and drive to obtain the results you desire.
Contact us online or call 978-995-2014 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss alimony, spousal support and other common issues in divorce.
Understanding the Alimony Reform Act of 2011
Prior to the Alimony Reform Act, the guidelines regarding alimony were almost non-existent. People often got stuck sending money to their former spouses far into retirement, even spouses who have their own careers and live with new partners. Judges have lacked the authority to terminate alimony, which has put many people at a disadvantage.
The Act makes a detailed change to the law. Alimony can end upon retirement and can become suspended when a recipient begins living with another person. In many circumstances, these reforms will be more reasonable and more accurate for both parties. As the litigation is new, additional changes and interpretations to this Act will continue to come down.
It is our job to keep updated about these changes and help my clients pursue their rights under the law.
Contact Spousal Support Lawyers
In order to speak with a lawyer regarding the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation. Get the answers and information you need from a Salem spousal support lawyer.