Worcester Alimony Lawyers

One of the most contentious issues in the context of divorce is alimony, also known as spousal support. The longer a marriage has lasted, the higher the likelihood of alimony being awarded to a dependent spouse. For men and women who face the prospect of paying or receiving alimony, it is important to understand your rights.

At Mirick O'Connell, our family lawyers provide counsel on alimony to clients including CEOs, politicians, members of the judiciary and Bar, physicians, executives, entrepreneurs, homemakers and hourly wage earners. Whether you have hundreds or thousands of dollars at stake each month, you can rely on our family law attorneys to protect your financial interests.

Westborough Spousal Support Payment Attorneys

Judges can order temporary spousal support during the divorce, but most disputes involve long-term alimony. The amount ordered will vary on a case-by-case basis depending on a number of factors such as the length of the marriage, ability to pay, and the education and skills of the dependent spouse.

Other benefits being received will be factored into any alimony order such as health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and payment of health-related expenses. If a recipient spouse begins to cohabitate, that could result in a reduction or elimination of alimony payments.

Alimony And Taxes

In Massachusetts, alimony is deductible for the payor spouse and includable for the receiver spouse. Our firm often recommends that clients work out a comprehensive agreement involving child support and alimony that maximizes available tax deductions.

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We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our divorce clients in alimony cases. To learn more about how our Worcester alimony attorneys can help you, contact our law firm today for your consultation.