Spousal Support and Alimony

During the dissolution of a marriage people often ask questions relating to alimony. Under Massachusetts law a court may order alimony to a spouse of a long term marriage upon considering all relevant factors.

There are many situations where an alimony award might be appropriate such as when due to sickness or disability one of the spouses is unable to obtain gainful employment. Alimony might also be appropriate when one spouse has a significantly higher earning potential than the spouse who stayed home and cared for the children and maintained the marital home.

The important thing to know is that in determining any such alimony award a judge is going to consider all aspects and contributions of the marriage as a whole. A decision that alimony is warranted can be either temporary or permanent.

We have helped our clients with alimony issues on both sides of the coin. Call today with any questions or to schedule a free consultation.