Alimony (also known as spousal support) is a common part of most divorces. Alimony provides a level of financial support that can be necessary for a spouse to transition from his or her marital life to a single life. Establishing a new household can be financially challenging and alimony can provide a great degree of financial stability. It is also very important that any alimony award is set appropriately so that it does not overly burden the paying spouse and so that it meets the need of the recipient spouse.
A variety of factors are considered when determining whether alimony is appropriate given a particular set of circumstances, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Ability to pay
- Income earning potential
Family law is a developing area of the law. Recent changes to the laws that govern alimony have created certain durational limits to awards of alimony and established guidelines for determining the amount of alimony. These durational limits are based on the length of the marriage and the amount is based on a percentage of the difference in income between the spouses.
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At Lian Zarrow, we are focused on helping our clients through the challenging times they are facing and leaving them well-positioned to move into the next chapter of their lives. Our decades of experience allow us to build persuasive cases for our clients that can help them secure the alimony awards they need to begin building their post-divorce lives. We utilize our skill and experience to offer our clients real help.
Contact The Worcester Alimony Attorneys Of Lian Zarrow
Determinations of alimony can impact both spouses financial future going forward. Make sure your representation has the necessary skills and experience to help you. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Massachusetts alimony lawyers, call 508-799-4461 or contact us online.