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Friday, January 30, 2015

Can I Modify my Alimony? Updated Flowchart.

The SJC reached a decision on 1/30/2015 on three cases that interpreted the modification provisions of the Alimony Reform Act.  The SJC disagreed with our prior interpretation and decided that the provisions on retirement age and cohabitation can not be read retroactively.  To read more on these decisions check out our post here: Lifetime Alimony is Back (for some)! - Chin v. Merriot.

If your case is a post March 1, 2012 case then all of the Act's provisions apply to you and your case would be modifiable pursuant to the terms of your Judgment read in conjunction with all provisions of the Act.  The following flow-chart depicts the decision tree for determining whether you qualify for a modification of a Massachusetts alimony order under The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 if your original divorce was completed prior to March 1, 2012:



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Click here for more information about Modifications in Massachusetts.

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