Skilled Counsel To Resolve Alimony Issues

It's often said that marriage is about love and divorce is about money. This is certainly true when you and your ex-spouse disagree about whether or how much alimony should be paid during or after your divorce.

At Panaggio Law, we can help you assert your rights and resolve alimony issues in a way that makes sense for your situation. Attorney Brenda Panaggio is known for her experience, skill and personalized service in family law matters.

Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation. Our Massachusetts law firm serves clients in Fall River and Newton.

What Factors Will Affect Alimony In Your Case?

In some circumstances, it may be possible for a separated spouse in Massachusetts to get a temporary award prior to the divorce becoming final.

For alimony after a marriage ends, two of the most important factors are the length of the marriage and the income/employability of the parties. If the marriage was of long duration, and one spouse has very limited job skills, the case for alimony is stronger. There are, however, many factors that must be considered, including health, age and marital lifestyle.

Generally, a receiving spouse will not get more than 30 to 35 percent of the difference between the gross income of the two parties at the time the alimony is awarded. Judges do have authority, however, to depart from this guideline in appropriate cases.

Our law firm will guide you through the process of either seeking an award or contesting an award that seems excessive. We do this by using our experience and looking for ways to resolve disputes in creative ways that point toward a brighter future.

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