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Massachusetts divorce can include alimony payments

In Massachusetts, there are often financial discussion and agreements made when a marriage ends. These often end with a decision that includes the payment of alimony to one of the spouses. However, in some cases, people waive their right to such payments despite being technically entitled to them. This is what happened in one recent case that may be of interest to our readers.

In that case, the wife had supported her husband as he built his career because they, as a couple, had imagined life of kids, suburbs and money. When that didn't happen and the marriage ended, she suffered emotions that included questioning whether she had a right to ask for alimony. Those types of questions ended with her not being paid support, leaving her broke and frustrated.

The same woman reported that she remarried not long after that incident. The second marriage also ended, and in that case, the woman was forced to pay alimony to her ex-spouse. It is not uncommon for the woman to be the one to pay the support in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

At the end of a marriage, it can be difficult for some to think about the long-term results of some of the decisions that are being made. These can include not only the payment of alimony but also the dispersal of assets and the payments of debts. Such matters are important, and many find that the help of an experienced professional can be invaluable. An attorney's support and counsel can help to ensure that the decisions and agreements made at the time of a marriage dissolution will benefit a client's best interests.

Source: aol.com, "Are you dating a financial disaster?", AOL staff, June 30, 2017

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