Understanding Your Alimony Options

Alimony is a subject that generates emotions and misunderstanding. One party may be required to pay alimony on a temporary, interim or indefinite basis, based on the length of the marriage. Because the court has broad discretion regarding the payment of alimony and because the laws in Massachusetts have recently and drastically changed regarding alimony, one thing is certain: You need strong legal representation and counsel from the earliest stages of your case.

Additionally, at the outset of a divorce case, the judge may issue temporary orders, one of which could require the payment of alimony. There is a tendency for these orders to become the basis for long-term orders that are part of your final divorce decree and settlement. This means that you should obtain representation by an experienced and aggressive attorney as soon as possible.

At the Salem law office of Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, we will represent you with skill and determination and immediately begin protecting your interests. From the beginning of your divorce action until a final settlement or verdict is reached, including if you should ever need to modify an order, we will not let the opposition take advantage of you.

Contact us online today for a consultation. We can also be reached by calling at 978-744-7774.

Alimony — One Option Among Several

What is in your best interest regarding alimony? The answer depends on a number of factors. There are important tax considerations, because alimony is tax deductible for the payer and taxable for the receiver. For some, it may make more sense for both parties to agree to a property settlement in lieu of the payment of alimony. In other situations, the parties may agree to alimony for reasons of predictability and security.

Get The Advice Of An Experienced Spousal Support Attorney

At Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, our lawyers have extensive experience examining questions regarding alimony and representing clients before the court. We will work diligently to protect your rights and achieve your goals regarding alimony.

Our alimony attorneys have advised and represented many people in matters involving alimony. We understand the many tax, financial and personal issues that the alimony question presents, and our firm will work hard to obtain the optimal result for you.

We also advise clients about how to calculate alimony based on the new law passed by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2011. We will make sure these calculations are done properly and our goal is to negotiate an alimony agreement that both the parties and court will approve. We can also help those who are seeking a modification to alimony payments that were established prior to the passage of the 2011 Alimony Reform Act.

Contact Our Firm

To learn more about alimony, how the recent legislative changes may affect your case and how we can help you make the right decisions about your future, contact Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, today by calling at 978-744-7774.