Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How can I Support or Fight the Alimony Reform Act of 2011?

The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 is legislation currently pending in Massachusetts which would significantly change how the Courts here handle alimony cases. The proposed bill would limit the duration and amount of alimony, exclude payor's second spouse income, and end (or reduce) alimony upon cohabitation and retirement.

Of course, these changes are controversial and in many cases favor payors. On the other hand, payors will argue that the current law unreasonably favors recipients.

Whether you are in favor or against the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, if you are a resident of Massachusetts you should make your opinion known. Contact your State Senator and Representative and tell them whether you want them to become additional sponsors or oppose the bill. If you want to know who your representatives are click here. Massachusetts Alimony Reform, an organization in favor of the bill (obviously given their choice of name), has provided a sample letter to send if you also favor the legislation.

To see Denise Squillante, President of the Massachusetts Bar Association summarize the Act on Fox25 News check out this video:

Alimony reform bill: Are changes on the way?: MyFoxBOSTON.com

If you want to read more about the proposed changes visit our last article: The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 or go to MassAlimonyFormula.com.

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