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Retroactive Alimony Modification: New Case Law

Generally, alimony payments are modifiable if one of the parties encounters a material change in circumstances. A new Massachusetts case deals with an interesting change regarding a retroactive alimony modification. This case involves one party serving a prison...

Alimony and Retirement: What Say the Courts?

Alimony is support paid by one spouse, known as the payor, towards the maintenance of the other spouse, known as the payee. In many cases, alimony terminates after a specific period of time, based on the length of the marriage. In some cases, however, it terminates...

Third Party Discovery in Divorce Cases

When dividing a marital estate or resolving custody issues in a divorce, one expects the spouses to seek financial information and evidence of one another’s conduct during the marriage. Sometimes, however, painting a complete picture of a spouse’s financial worth and...

Civil and Religious Annulments

Certain marriages that are unlawful in Massachusetts are subject to annulment by court order. Annulment also describes a church tribunal proceeding that challenges a marriage’s validity under Catholic law. This post reviews the differences between state court civil...