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Massachusetts Alimony Modification
In Massachusetts, you can file for a modification of Alimony by way of motion on an open case or by way of complaint for modification after a case has gone to judgement. In order to obtain a modification it must be shown by the plaintiff that a material change in circumstance has occurred since the last order or judgement.
Alimony modification may be pursued in certain circumstances if any of the following apply:
- Retirement that causes a significant drop in income. However early retirement wouldn't necessarily trigger a reduction in Alimony
- Death of either party
- Spouse receiving alimony remarries
Agreements or Judgements that will not be modified by the court
- Division of marital assets including property as part of a divorce agreement or judgement
- unless fraud is discovered or failure to divide all marital assets is discovered within one year of the agreement or judgment
- Payor's reduced income as a result of a voluntary choice of employment at reduced levels.
Our Boston lawyers and attorneys are experienced in all areas of alimony and its modification. Call attorney Robyn A. Briatico at 617-387-6800 to schedule your free 20 minute phone consult.