Danvers Alimony Lawyer
Representing Clients in Alimony Cases throughout North Shore Boston
Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is often a contentious issue which must be determined to resolve a divorce. As of March 1, 2012, the Alimony Reform Act has been enacted in Massachusetts, which provides guidelines which will be used to decide this issue. Because the Act has gone into effect so recently, it may take some time for all of its provisions to be fully implemented and played out through the courts. Both the guidelines in the Act as well as previous judicial precedents and case law can be consulted in any specific case where alimony is in dispute to determine its likely result.
When you call Attorney Greenberg, you can consult with a North Shore Boston divorce lawyer to get the legal advice, guidance, and representation you may need concerning alimony. You may be involved in a pending divorce or may wish to pursue a reduction, modification, or termination of alimony payment s in a post-divorce situation. Whatever your concerns, our firm is standing by to provide you with the legal assistance you need, whether you are seeking alimony, opposing alimony, or are the current recipient or pay er in a dispute.
Alimony Cases in Massachusetts
In cases where the divorcing parties cannot agree on the issue of alimony, the courts will make a determination of whether to award alimony, the amount of alimony to be paid, and the duration of the alimony based on specific legal factors involved in the case. These factors include the length of the marriage, considerations concerning child custody and support, the financial status of the parties once divorced, what contributions each party has made to the marital estate, whether monetary or in terms of support or services, the ages and health of the parties, what is required in financial terms to bring the spouse seeking alimony into a self-supporting position, and the ability of the proposed payer to provide alimony .
The issue of alimony can be a complicated one; the legal skills and ability of your attorney in presenting your case to the court may make a significant difference in its outcome. Let us use our wealth of legal experience and knowledge to help you.
Contact a Danvers alimony attorney at the firm for seasoned legal assistance in seeking or opposing alimony today.