Tag Archives: modification

Child Visitation and Divorce Cases in MA

The term visitation is becoming archaic in divorce actions. With the increasing involvement of both parties with the children of their relationship, the more appropriate term to use is “parenting plan”. In other words, taking into account the age and needs of the child as well as the schedules of the child and the parents, […]


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 […]

What is Alimony?

For the 38 years that I have practiced divorce law, the word alimony has been the anathema to those divorcing individuals and an obligation, in their view, to be avoided.   With the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, your basic understanding of what alimony is should be a prerequisite to your understanding the […]

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 […]