The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 was signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in September. It is the hope that this legislation will enact fair and equitable distribution of alimony, including time limits on parties’ obligations to make alimony payments. Judges will now be permitted to consider the facts of each case when deciding upon the alimony orders. If you would like more information as to how these changes may pertain to your case, please contact our office at 781-829-9100.
A legislative task force made up of a broad array of Massachusetts legislators, family law attorneys, and interest groups recently filed legislation that would significantly reform alimony law in Massachusetts. Issues such as the duration of alimony and the amount of alimony that a court may order in a divorce case are addressed by this new and comprehensive legislation. Call us about a consultation with Attorney Michael Flores to discuss current alimony law and the changes to the law which are now on the horizon.