Long-Term Alimony: North Shore, Massachusetts, Lawyer


Certain facets of Massachusetts' family laws are fairly cut and dry. Alimony laws do not fall into that category for several reasons:

  • Duration of alimony: Currently, probate court judges can limit the duration of alimony. This means that, absent an agreement during divorce proceedings, alimony will now only last until remarriage, the length determined by statute or other factors the court wishes to consider.
  • Alimony reform: The Massachusetts' legislature has adopted alimony reform, which allows for time limits to alimony. This means that having alimony last an indefinite duration is now highly unlikely.

Boston attorney Annette L. Baker has helped hundreds of individuals on both sides of alimony disputes optimize the payments they pay or receive. Our firm can handle your divorce and alimony dispute by advocating for your rights and goals and by taking into account the numerous criteria courts use when resolving alimony disagreements.

To schedule a consultation regarding long-term spousal support, please contact our office today.

Legal Help Now Can Mean Decades Of Advantageous Alimony Payments

Alimony challenges in Massachusetts can involve a lump-sum payment in lieu of long-term payments, which can seem like a good idea. However, if your ex-spouse remarries in six months, your alimony payments would have ended anyway. The result? An extremely costly error.

If you are facing a divorce, it is imperative that you work with a family law lawyer who understands Massachusetts spousal support laws and stays current as the laws change. While spousal support amounts are determined by individuals' needs, other factors can affect courts' decisions and, consequently, your finances.

Contact Us: We Can Help You Navigate Massachusetts' Treacherous And Changing Alimony Laws

Our office is located in Beverly's Cummings Center, an award-winning restoration of the former United Shoe Machinery plant. The Cummings Center features free parking, easy access by the MBTA bus and North Shore commuter rail, and convenient access via routes 1-A, 62 or 128.

We accept all major credit cards, and we are easily reached: simply call 978-712-4268.