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Alimony

Alimony Lawyers in Quincy, MA

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Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a series of payments made by one spouse to the other following a divorce or separation. The primary goal of alimony is to minimize any unfair economic effects caused by a divorce, allowing the lower-earning or non-earning spouse to maintain a lifestyle similar to that enjoyed during the marriage.

At Davis Law Group, we have a team of skilled attorneys experienced in handling alimony cases. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and protecting your interests. Our goal is to make sure that spousal support payments are fair. We can guide you through the alimony process, offering the professional support and representation you need during this challenging time.

You can reach us at (617) 752-6216 to book a consultation with a Quincy alimony attorney or contact us online for a prompt response. 

When Is Spousal Support Appropriate?

Spousal support is only appropriate when some financial imbalance needs to be addressed. 

One of the most common situations in which spousal support is necessary is when one spouse works during the marriage while the other stays home to raise the children or only works part-time. 

The spouse who worked will have an easier time adjusting to the costs of life after divorce than the spouse who did not work. The stay-at-home parent may need to return to school or seek other resources to find employment. In the meantime, spousal support is designed to help cover living costs.

The Four Types of Alimony

In Massachusetts, four types of alimony can be awarded:

  • General term: regular period payment to a financially dependent spouse.
  • Rehabilitative: meant to support a spouse until they become economically self-sufficient, usually granted when the recipient is expected to join the workforce after gaining the necessary skills or training.
  • Reimbursement: granted to compensate a spouse who contributed to the financial resources of the other spouse during the marriage, such as paying for their career education or training.
  • Transitional: meant to help a spouse adjust to a new lifestyle or location following the divorce. 
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