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Massachusetts Alimony Lawyers

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Lynch & Owens are the South Shore’s premier family law attorneys dedicated to providing Massachusetts residents with the best representation in alimony cases. Our alimony lawyers in Massachusetts concentrate on the following services:

  • Calculating alimony for high income earners including business owners and corporate executives.
  • Identifying and tracing hidden income through a forensic approach.
  • Working with expert witnesses to determine and present income for alimony purposes.
  • Determining the length, amount and duration of alimony under the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act.
  • Contempt and Modification actions affecting the enforcement and modification of alimony orders.
  • Conceptualizing alimony agreements to maximize after-tax cash flow. 

Understanding Alimony in Massachusetts

Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is a crucial aspect of divorce proceedings in Massachusetts. Our experienced alimony lawyers at Lynch & Owens, P.C. are well-versed in the complexities of alimony laws and can provide you with the guidance and representation you need.

When it comes to alimony, it's important to understand:

  • The factors that influence the duration and amount of alimony payments
  • How alimony is calculated in Massachusetts, including income, assets, and financial needs
  • The different types of alimony, such as general term alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and reimbursement alimony
  • The potential for modification or termination of alimony payments

During your one-hour consultation with our team, we can address any questions or concerns you may have about alimony and provide personalized advice based on your unique situation. Contact Lynch & Owens, P.C. today to schedule your consultation and gain a better understanding of alimony in Massachusetts.

How Long Must You Pay Alimony?

In Massachusetts, the duration of payments is related to the length of the marriage. For example, marriages under 5 years cannot require payments for more than 50% of the number of months you were married. Marriages of more than 20 years can be indefinite, or for as long as the judge feels is fair.

Alimony may stop completely if:

  • Either spouse passes away
  • The receiving spouse remarries and lives with their new partner for at least 3 months
  • The payor reaches retirement age

If you feel that your alimony order needs to be modified, speak with our attorney today to learn more about your options.

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How is Alimony Calculated in Massachusetts?

Estimate the amount and duration of alimony in your case with our Massachusetts Alimony Calculator!

Lynch & Owens Massachusetts Alimony Calculator

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If you need a Massachusetts alimony lawyer, please call us at (781) 253-2049. An experienced divorce attorney from our office will consult with you and evaluate your potential claim after you call to schedule an appointment. We will help you navigate your legal issue with care, diligence and strong, cost-effective client service.

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How is alimony calculated in Massachusetts?

Alimony in Massachusetts is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, the income of each spouse, and the potential need for financial support. Our experienced alimony lawyers can help you estimate the amount and duration of alimony in your case.

Will courts order alimony and child support in the same case in MA?

Courts in Massachusetts can order both alimony and child support in the same case. The determination of these support payments is based on the individual circumstances of the case, and it is advisable to seek legal counsel to understand the specific implications for your situation.

How can I modify an existing alimony order?

If you feel that your alimony order needs to be modified, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. Modifications to alimony orders can be made under certain circumstances, such as changes in financial situations or other relevant factors. Our attorneys can provide guidance on the process for modifying an existing alimony order.

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