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Alimony

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Helping You with Alimony Matters

Spousal support payments, known by their older name “alimony” in Massachusetts law, may be awarded by the judge in your divorce case. These payments are designed to help the receiving spouse maintain their standard of living that they were accustomed to during the marriage. Most often these payments are temporary, but they could be awarded permanently in some cases, depending entirely on your individual circumstances.

Because alimony payments are usually a source of contention during a divorce, it is strongly advised that you retain the services of an experienced Wellesley divorce attorney for this part of the process. At Tomasino Legal Group, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting your future, and we make sure to place your best interests at the forefront of every decision we make. Attorney Alisha S. Tomasino represents all of her clients with the highest degrees of compassion and professionalism, and is dedicated to helping you dissolve your marriage while protecting your rights and possessions with a fair and mutually-beneficial outcome.

Get assistance with your divorce case today! Call Tomasino Legal Group, LLC at (781) 713-3110 and request a free consultation!

Will I Have to Pay Alimony?

This is frequently one of the first questions we are asked by clients who are just starting the divorce process. Unfortunately there is no cut-and-dry answer; alimony depends entirely on the unique circumstances of each couple. The court will take several factors into consideration when making an alimony payment decision.

  • Factors in alimony decisions can include:
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s income
  • The employment prospects of each spouse
  • The couple’s standard of living when married
  • Any lost economic opportunities as a result of the marriage

Once these factors along with several others are considered, the judge may choose to award the lower-earning spouse alimony support. Generally, spouses with similar earning potential and a shorter marriage are not ordered to pay alimony, but longer marriages or those where one spouse earns far more than the other are more likely to have an alimony award.

Need more information about alimony? Don’t hesitate to contact Tomasino Legal Group, LLC today!

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