~ Modification of Alimony under the Alimony Reform Act ~

Attorney Heather-Jill Williams

HEATHER-JILL WILLIAMS
FAMILY LAW PC




The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 dramatically changed the way Alimony is looked at
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Whether you are paying or receiving Alimony,
it is crucial for you to have an understanding of how this law may impact your financial future.

Attorney Heather-Jill Williams will provide you with the information you need as well as
your options such that you can prepare for any modifications which may be allowed
under the Alimony Reform Act.

     On or after March 1, 2013:

                        An Alimony Modification Case may be filed for those paying lifetime 
                        alimony who were married five (5) years or less.

                        An Alimony Modification Case may be filed for those paying alimony 
                        where the payor has reached full retirement age or who will reach full 
                        retirement age on or before 3/1/2015
     On or after March 1, 2014:

An Alimony Modification Case may be filed for those paying lifetime
alimony who were marred more than five (5) years but less than ten (10) years.

     On or after March 1, 2015:

An Alimony Modification may be filed for those paying lifetime alimony
who were married more than ten (10) years but less than fifteen (15) years.

     On or after September 1, 2015:

An Alimony Modification may be filed for those paying lifetime alimony
who were married more than fifteen (15) years but less than twenty (20) years.

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