Q: What are Reimbursement Alimony, Rehabilitative Alimony, and Transitional Alimony?
A: There are 4 types of alimony under Massachusetts law. The four types are:
General Term Alimony Rehabilitative Alimony Reimbursement Alimony Transitional Alimony Rehabilitative Alimony Q: What is Rehabilitative Alimony?
A: By the statute’s definition, Rehabilitative Alimony for a recipient spouse who is expected to become economically self-sufficient by a predicted time, such as, without limitation, reemployment; completion of job training; or receipt of a sum due from the payor spouse under a judgment.
Q: When is a spouse eligible to receive Rehabilitative Alimony?
A: Rehabilitative Alimony is available to all spouses, regardless of how long they have been married.
Q: When Does Rehabilitative Alimony End?
A: Rehabilitative Alimony ends upon the first of the following to occur:
upon the remarriage of the recipient spouse, the occurrence of a specific event in the future that is outlined in the court order the death of either spouse; After 5 years. Q: Can Rehabilitative Alimony last longer than 5 years?
A: Yes, a spouse can file a complaint for modification upon a showing of compelling circumstances in the event that:
unforeseen events prevent the recipient spouse from being self-supporting at the … Read More »