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What Is Rehabilitative Alimony?
What is rehabilitative alimony, and when do courts award it? ... READ MORE

Alimony Payment and Contempt of Court
Judges have several tools at their disposal to encourage spouses to pay alimony on time. ... READ MORE

Motion to Enforce Alimony Orders: What You Need to Know
A judge has determined that you’re entitled to alimony. But that doesn’t do you much good if your spouse isn’t paying. If that's the case, you need to take action quickly. ... READ MORE

How Alimony Can Be Terminated
Alimony (spousal support) is one of those concepts people tend to either love or hate. Joy if you’re receiving it; misery if you’re paying it. But those emotions can shift quickly, because alimony is subject to change—even termination. And you need to be aware of how this can happen. ... READ MORE

How to Get Alimony: Vocational Evaluation
A big fear for divorcing couples is how to afford life after divorce. If you’ve been dependent on your spouse’s earnings throughout your marriage, you may worry about your ability to make ends meet once you’re divorced. A vocational expert can be useful to determine your own earning capacity as well as your spouse’s. ... READ MORE

How to Get Alimony: The Agreement
Despite what the movies make you believe, alimony isn’t automatic in every divorce case. Often, a judge will consider several factors and each spouse’s income before awarding alimony. Find out how you and your spouse can avoid court and reach your own alimony agreement to avoid the expense and stress of trial. ... READ MORE

Lump Sum Alimony Payment: What You Should Know
When contemplating divorce, alimony payments are often on the forefront of couples’ minds. Specifically, you may wonder if you’ll have to pay alimony or if you’d be eligible to receive alimony payments from your spouse. But there’s more to alimony than regular checks from your ex. A lump sum alimony award can offer real rewards, and some drawbacks whether you’re on the paying or receiving end of alimony. ... READ MORE

How to Get Alimony: Imputation of Income
In the midst of your divorce you discover that your spouse has suddenly changed jobs or is earning less than before, significantly impacting your request for alimony. If you believe the job change isn’t on the up-and-up, don’t lose hope. You can fight back. ... READ MORE

Using a Private Investigator in a Divorce With Alimony
Learn more about how a private investigator can help you in a divorce. ... READ MORE

Divorce Alimony FAQ
Get answers to some of the most common questions about alimony. ... READ MORE

 

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2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Include Sweeping Changes

After months of secret meetings and closed-door discussions, the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines are now seeing the light of day with an effective date less than two months away. We cover ... Read more

Spousal Maintenance

When a Minnesota couple gets a divorce, one person may be required to pay alimony to the other. In most cases, the alimony is tax-deductible for the person who pays, and the person who gets the alimon ... Read more

Spousal Maintenance

If you have been financially dependent upon your spouse and now you are going through a divorce, your economic outlook may not seem too bright. Figuring out your monetary situation can be a challenge. ... Read more

Is My New Spouse Required to Contribute to My Child’s College Expenses?

In Pennsylvania, a parent’s basic duty to pay child support endures until the child has reached the traditional age of majority, 18 years, or graduates high school, whichever occurs later. Howev ... Read more

Modifying Spousal Support

Is a piece of paper sufficient protection? Are words signed in ink adequate defense against an ex-spouse going against his or her word? Let’s take a look. A woman recently approached us with the ... Read more

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