Tag Archives: alimony reform

New Massachusetts SJC Cases RE: Alimony

QUARE:   WILL AN ALIMONY ORDER CONTAINED IN A DIVORCE JUDGMENT ENTERED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT DATE IN 2012 OF THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT, IN AND OF ITSELF, BE A SUFFICIENT REASON TO TERMINATE THAT ALIMONY ORDER? For those of you who have been reading my articles describing the New Alimony Reform Act of 2011, the […]

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UPDATES REGARDING THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT

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 […]

New Website- Philip J. Byers

We are very proud of our new website http://www.philipjbyers.com and hope you will view it and let us know what you think. We especially want to thank Dr. Aaron Pollock, draaronpollock@gmail.com, who designed and implemented it for us. He did an AMAZING job and was a pleasure to work with!

MODIFICATION OF DIVORCE AGREEMENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS

When we meet to discuss modification, the first issue I need to determine with you is whether or not the order/judgment can be modified. When a divorce agreement is prepared and submitted to the probate court for approval, once the judge approves the agreement, the question becomes, does the agreement merge or does it survive. […]

FOR THOSE FORGOTTEN SPOUSES: DISCUSSION OF THE NEW ALIMONY STATUTE CONTINUED

This article is designed to discuss briefly what rights those individuals who have been receiving alimony in light of the change in the law. Those former husbands or wives who are currently paying alimony know or should know that beginning on March 1, 2013, a complaint for modification to terminate alimony can be filed with […]

Alimony Reform Revisited: A Basis and a Defense

As we discussed in a previous blog, Massachusetts Alimony Reform is now law.  People who are 67 years old or older and have retired may bring an action for modification beginning on March 1, 2013.  Others who wish to bring their actions based only upon the time limits for alimony payments must wait until that […]