Massachusetts Alimony Appeal Attorney
The law of alimony, also referred to as "spousal support," has been in flux for some time now. Appeals challenging the "alimony reform act" continue to rewrite the law.
If you do not challenge your alimony judgment by appeal then the judgment will become the starting point for future alimony disputes. Contact (978-846-5184) MA Alimony Appeal Attorney William Driscoll for an assessment of your case.
Newer alimony laws provide more "terms" for payment and more options for termination. For example, what should be the effect of cohabitation or reaching retirement age? Such provisions are reviewable, not concrete.
But the fundamental question remains, is alimony appropriate and, if so, how much and for how long? The answer is typically very fact intensive, can include a battle of expert opinion, and requires a keen attention to detail. The ramifications is typically far reaching for everyone involved.
Determining the appropriate term and amount of alimony becomes more complicated when an alimony obligation is merged with a child support obligation. Alimony and child support have opposing tax effects.