Alimony Attorney

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Protecting Your Financial Interests After the Divorce

Because your financial security following a divorce is an essential part of moving forward with your life, at Law Office of Kim-Marie Phelan we work hard to protect your interests. Alimony, which is often called spousal support or spousal maintenance, is meant to ensure that individuals can divorce without suffering undue economic consequences. However, the law does not guarantee that alimony will be fair and equitable in every case, so you need an experienced, aggressive attorney by your side.

Understanding How Alimony Is Determined

Alimony comes in a variety of ways, including temporary payments, permanent support, and lump sums, and not every divorce includes alimony.

In Massachusetts, the judge will look at a range of factors when it comes to determining the amount and duration of an alimony order.

  • Health and age of each spouse
  • Length of the marriage
  • Vocational training, earning potential, and forgone employment opportunities
  • Income of a spouse
  • Economic and domestic contributions made by each spouse to the marriage
  • Any other factors that the judge deems relevant

Deciding Whether Alimony Is Your Best Option

The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 has made an experienced attorney even more essential as you move through your divorce process. We’ll help you answer questions that will have long-term impacts on your life.
  • Do I want to continue a relationship with my former spouse, even if it is only through alimony payments
  • Do I want to get remarried? Alimony ends upon the death of the payer or the remarriage of the recipient
  • Will I reside with a future partner even if I don’t want to get remarried? Proof of cohabitation lasting three months or greater can result in the termination of alimony paid to the recipient
Call us now at 781-289-3417 and we’ll help you work through these legal issues. Start with a FREE consultation.

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