Newton Alimony Attorney

Handling Divorce Cases throughout Boston & the Surrounding Areas

There are four different types of alimony payments: General, rehabilitative, reimbursement, and transitional. These types differ in the length of time and reasoning behind the payments:

  • General alimony - provides support that depends on the length of the marriage.
  • Rehabilitative alimony - provides support until a spouse is able to provide for him or herself.
  • Reimbursement alimony - is a regular or one-time-only payment for a shorter marriage where one spouse supported the other spouse.
  • Transitional alimony - provides regular or one-time support to help a dependent spouse after the divorce.

This can be a complex issue. When you are evaluating your financial future in the midst of a divorce, you need an experienced Newton alimony attorney to provide you with reliable counsel. At The Halks Firm, our reputation speaks for itself.

For proven legal services, contact our office today at (781) 995-0107.

How Alimony Decisions Are Determined

If a marriage lasted five years or less, alimony should continue for no longer than half the length of the marriage. If the marriage lasted six to 10 years, alimony should continue for 60% of the length of the marriage. This percentage increases by an additional 10% for every five years of the marriage. If a marriage lasted longer than 20 years, alimony may be ordered for an indefinite point of time by the court.

The court evaluates the following factors before making alimony decisions:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The conduct of the parties during the marriage
  • The age and health of both parties
  • The jobs of both parties
  • Both parties’ income levels
  • The vocational skills of both parties
  • The liabilities of both parties
  • The future earning capacity of both parties
  • The future needs of the dependent children

After alimony payments have been determined by the court, it can be modified if a change in circumstances occurred.

If you would like to learn more about Massachusetts' alimony laws and how they apply to your situation, speak with our Newton divorce lawyer by calling (781) 995-0107.

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