Duration of temporary alimony is not included in final alimony calculation

In the first of a few recent cases the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that temporary alimony is not to be included in the durational limits of permanent alimony absent unfair delay by the recipient spouse or an unusually long duration of temporary alimony.

This case clarifies that there is in fact temporary alimony and that temporary and general term alimony are separate and distinct things and that temporary alimony is not figured in the calculation of permanent alimony.

This is one of the first cases to come down that clarifies the new alimony statute. Look for the alimony article in the upcoming BBA newsletter.

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