Alimony is the amount paid by one spouse to the other upon a legal decree so as to prevent
the economic collapse in a lower earning spouse that can result after a divorce.
A general overview of the statue of MASSACHUSETTS:
Here are some facts giving an overview of the Massachusetts Alimony laws.
- It differs from child support and can be awarded to those in need.
- The statue of alimony is gender neutral and so both men and women can seek the support if necessary.
- There are no specified formulae to calculate alimony,
- but it is seen that it should not exceed the recipient spouse’s needs or 30-35% of the difference in the income earned.