Support determinations can be one of the most contentious issues for couples facing divorce. When couples cannot agree on how income should be distributed or whether a dependent spouse is entitled to support, the court will intervene. Determinations will then be based on mandatory and optional factors, including duration of marriage, disparity in income and the value of the estate.
Spousal Support laws in Massachusetts have been reformed having a direct impact on the support determinations. If you are entering a divorce or facing a dispute involving alimony or support, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who understands the complicated changes in the law.
The court has discretion in making these determinations, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and financial security into the future. Attorney Lisa Zuckerman has extensive experience handling even the most complex cases involving alimony or support cases and can effectively protect your interests.
Maintenance and Support Determinations in Massachusetts
Support or maintenance determinations can be based on a complex set of factors analyzed by the court. These factors are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, so it is important to consult with an attorney who understands the nuances of the law and how it will impact your rights. The court may make determinations based on the duration of marriage, education and income potential, special needs and other arrangements that impact the income of both parties.
We are experienced with cases involving:
- Dependent spouses
- Disparate incomes
- Special needs
- Temporary and rehabilitative support
- Professional breadwinners
- Same-sex couples
- Family law order enforcement and modifications
Temporary and Rehabilitative Spousal Maintenance
Increasingly, courts are seeking to order temporary and rehabilitative support to get both parties self-sustaining after divorce. Even after a short-term marriage, you may be eligible for support. Attorney Lisa Zuckerman will review the facts of your case, identify your objectives and work aggressively to protect your financial interests.
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