Protecting Your Rights Regarding Spousal Support

When facing a divorce, many times one spouse must provide the other spouse with spousal support (sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance). Without the proper support from an experienced lawyer, many can find they do not receive an adequate alimony settlement or find that they pay an unfair amount in spousal support. I am Rebecca E. Rogers, and I have successfully worked on behalf of my clients to get them fair and just spousal support rulings to which they are entitled.

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In Massachusetts, the court determines alimony based on many factors. I can provide the necessary information, assist you in assessing your situation, and provide the needed advice for your spousal maintenance case.

To gain a better understanding of your possible alimony position, my clients and I examine:

  • Length of marriage
  • Work history and employability of both spouses
  • Earning capacity of both spouses
  • Child support
  • Need
  • Ability to pay

Types of Alimony

There are currently several forms of alimony in Massachusetts, and each has specific factors and requirements. I will walk you through these possibilities and help prepare your spousal support case accordingly:

  • Temporary
  • Permanent
  • Lump sum
  • Rehabilitative

Did you know?

A new Alimony statute has been implemented in Massachusetts. The new statute did away with lifelong spousal support payments and presents significant changes to the alimony law. Contact me to discuss if this could affect your divorce case.


Often after a divorce has been settled and child support and/or alimony awarded, one of the ex-spouses might find that there has been a change in his or her income or financial situation. If you or your ex-spouse has had an increase or decrease in your income, contact me to discuss if you are entitled to further alimony or child support or if the support payments you make should be decreased. Even after a divorce, I will advocate for your rights.

Contact My North Reading Alimony Law Firm

From offices in North Reading, Massachusetts, and a satellite office in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, I represent clients in communities throughout Essex County, Middlesex County and Suffolk County, including the cities of Lowell, Andover, Chelmsford and Tewksbury. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Lowell spousal support lawyer today. Conveniently located across the street from North Reading High School, my office operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged.