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Massachusetts Alimony Laws

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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.

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