Category Spousal Support in MA


It’s that time of year again when I am seeing a lot of prenuptial agreement requests. I call this “happy law” and it is becoming more and more popular with couples who are planning to marry. Such an agreement should clearly define the assets of each party at the time of the signing of the […]

Modification of Alimony in Massachusetts

Are you thinking of modifying your alimony obligation?  Or, are you concerned that your former spouse will try to modify alimony that you are currently receiving?  If you answered yes to either one of these questions, please take a look at my website for information, at Law Office of Philip J. Byers, or call today […]

Alimony Trends

I am pleased to announce that I am now the Liaison Officer for National Alimony Trends for the National Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


If you have read some of my earlier blogs describing the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, you are aware that Massachusetts, with the enactment of this legislation, limited the duration of alimony for short-term and mid-term marriages, and designated an age at which the payor would be released from the obligation of spousal support. The […]