Alimony can be a stressful and frustrating hardship. Many people in Massachusetts are curious about whether alimony can be terminated. Here are some general rules for receiving and ceasing alimony.
A judge decides who can change general term alimony based upon a number of factors and guidelines, unless there is a written agreement incorporated into a divorce judgment which states that alimony shall remain unchanged and the agreement “survives” the judgment.
Alimony may be terminated in a variety of circumstances, including if;
1) The recipient remarries
2) Either spouse passes away
3) The spouse who is paying alimony reaches full retirement age, the alimony term reaches its durational limit based upon the length of the marriage or if the recipient spouse lives with another individual and they share common finances.
In Massachusetts, alimony is a key factor with many divorce negotiations. People often rely spousal support to meet their needs and living expenses. Likewise, those who pay alimony often do not believe that their former spouses should be receiving benefits and alimony should terminate. Former spouses may wish to file complaints for modification to increase, decrease or terminate their alimony. If you have an additional question regarding alimony or spousal support, contacting David M. Gabriel & would be beneficial to your case.