Tag Archives: alimony reform in Massachusetts

Do Durational Limits Apply to Cases That Were Resolved Before the Alimony Reform Act?

The Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision of George v. George provides guidance in applying the durational limits contained in the Alimony Reform Act. The Alimony Reform Act, which went into effect in March 2012, provides that all alimony awards that predate the Act are deemed “general term alimony.” Under G.L. c. 208, §49(b), general term … Continue Reading

Definition of Cohabitation Set in Recent Alimony Reform Act Interpretation

The latest in a series of cases interpreting and clarifying the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 has just been decided. Duff-Kareores vs. Kareores was decided by the Supreme Judicial Court on June 15, 2016. What’s the Story? The parties were married in 1995, had two children and divorced in 2004. They then lived separately, complying with … Continue Reading

Update on Alimony Reform Act

Hi there, I hope you are enjoying our belated summer weather as much as I have been.  I missed posting last week because I couldn’t drag myself out of my garden to sit at the computer. It looks like alimony reform is almost here! The next legislative steps appear pretty certain and those in the … Continue Reading
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