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. Attorney Rebecca Rogers has successfully worked on behalf of her 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. Attorney Rogers 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, Attorney Rogers and her clients examine:
- Length of marriage
- Work history and employability of both spouses
- Earning capacity of both spouses
- Child support
Ability to pay
Types of Alimony
There are currently several forms of alimony in Massachusetts, and each has specific factors and requirements. Attorney Rogers will walk you through these possibilities and help prepare your spousal support case accordingly:
- Lump sum
Did you know?
The Massachusetts Senate recently passed a bill to update the spousal support laws in our state. The bill, if signed into law, would present significant changes to alimony law in Massachusetts and may do away with lifelong spousal maintenance payments. Contact Dracut alimony lawyer Rebecca Rogers 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 Attorney Rebecca Rogers 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, Attorney Rogers will advocate for your rights.
Contact Our Dracut Alimony Law Firm
From offices in Dracut, Massachusetts, and a satellite office in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, The Law Office of Rebecca E. Rogers represents clients in communities throughout Essex County, Middlesex County and Suffolk County, including the cities of Lowell, Andover, Chelmsford and Tewksbury. Contact attorney Rebecca Rogers to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Lowell spousal support lawyer today. Conveniently located across the street from Dracut High School, our office operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged.