Navigating Changes in Alimony Over Time

Alimony, Divorce, Marriage

The purpose of alimony “is to avoid any unfair economic consequences of a divorce, even after property is divided and child support, if any, is awarded.”[1] Two Massachusetts cases illustrate how alimony changes over time, particularly when one spouse reaches retirement age. In Pierce v. Pierce (SJC-10381), Rudolph Pierce, the former husband, had been paying […]

Postnuptial Agreements

Marriage, Post Nuptial Agreement

There are three different types of marital agreements, each requiring a different standard of review by a judge. The three are: prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and separation (divorce) agreements. This blog post will focus on postnuptial agreements. What is a postnuptial agreement? A postnuptial agreement is a contract between two spouses. This agreement is different […]

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