Category Archives: Alimony

Cohabitation, Alimony and Modifications in Massachusetts – Three’s Company

By Katherine Thomas, Esq. In case you missed it, a new Massachusetts alimony law went into effect in March of 2012. The Alimony Reform Act brought many changes to spousal support in Massachusetts, not the least of which being the official introduction of cohabitation to the statute. Under the new alimony statute, “general term alimony may be suspended, reduced, or terminated upon the cohabitation of the recipient spouse when the payor shows that the recipient spouse has maintained a common household…with another person for a continuous period of at least 3 months.” M.G. L. Ch. 208 s.49. Gone are the […]

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Life Insurance & Massachusetts Divorce…The Sequel

Nancy Van Tine from Burns & Levinson is a fellow Massachusetts divorce lawyer, neighbor, and all around nice person.  Nancy’s blog can be found here: Last week I blogged about life insurance, and Nancy recently blogged about life insurance also.  We must have both had some interesting issues with life insurance going on, or were under the control of some strange alignment of the solar system.  Either way, everyone knows you can never get too much information about life insurance! Nancy was kind enough to mention me in her post, and I wanted to provide a link to her […]

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