Terms of Alimony in Massachusetts

Divorces in Massachusetts are complicated because of the heavy emotions that are tied to ending a marriage. Not only that, divorcing couples are also faced with the reality of separating their finances and determining how their financial situation will change after the divorce. One major concern for a spouse that has been largely dependent on the income of the other spouse after divorce is how they will support themselves. This is especially true in situations where the dependent spouse put their career on hold to raise a family or was in a situation where the other spouse’s career took priority in the marriage. Of course, there are also often situations where the independent spouse feels as though they should not have to continue supporting their spouse after the divorce.

When an individual is ordered to make alimony payments to their former spouse, they may wonder when the obligation will end. Aside from the alimony obligation ending upon the court’s discretion based on the terms that were set at the beginning of the agreement, there are still another few reasons why the agreement could be terminated. These include the death of either party, the remarriage or cohabitation of the dependent spouse, and the paying party reaches “full retirement age.”

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