Lawyer Instructing Our Clients About Alimony
When a couple divorces, it is important that the financial well-being of both parties is maintained. To those ends, Massachusetts has established alimony to ensure that financial equity is preserved to the greatest extent possible. Call or email our Taunton office to schedule a consultation.
How Is Alimony Calculated?
Unlike child support, alimony has no calculations and is based on loose factors that the court will consider. Generally speaking, the court will examine the financial lifestyle of the couple during the marriage and will do everything possible to help maintain the lifestyle of both parties to the greatest possible extent. Ultimately, however, alimony is based on need and ability to pay, taking into account the unique circumstances of the parties.
If you are working through any alimony issue, in New Bedford or nearby, we are prepared to put our comprehensive knowledge and experience to work for you.
At Natoli & Associates, our lawyers will work directly with you to understand your family’s dynamic and your goals. From there, we will do everything possible to help you reach a best possible resolution in the most efficient and effective way.
It’s worth noting that when someone is awarded payment prior to a judgment, it is referred to as spousal support and is used while the case is still pending. Additionally, there have recently been statutory changes regarding the length of alimony, adding further complexity to the situation.
We encourage you to get in touch to understand your rights and options as soon as possible.