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Alimony Reform Act of 2011

Laws surrounding family matters constantly change through legislation adoptions and case outcomes. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who stays abreast of these changes, including the new alimony laws that will take effect in March 2012.

The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 makes sweeping changes to how alimony is calculated. These changes affect both the recipients of spousal support as well as payers. If you are contemplating a divorce action, have already filed or need to seek a modification, you should contact the Law Office of Jennifer Melia, in Worcester, Massachusetts, for thorough counsel regarding your options and how these new legislative changes may affect your alimony payments.

Ms. Melia is the kind of attorney who strongly believes in being available to answer her clients' many important questions and concerns. She provides her cellphone number to clients in addition to her office phone and e-mail address.

Contact Jennifer Melia today for an initial consultation. Meeting schedules are flexible, including evening and weekend appointments. Call 508-762-4641.

More Than 15 Years' Experience Resolving Your Family's Legal Issues

Under this new law, there are new provisions about retirement as well as other issues regarding alimony. For instance, there are now terms or limits on alimony. Only in certain, limited cases can alimony be awarded for life.

Understanding how alimony is calculated can be critical when negotiating other factors of your divorce, such as property division.

Contact the Law Office of Jennifer Melia

You can also e-mail Ms. Melia or call 508-762-4641 to schedule a consultation. All after-hours phone and e-mail messages will be promptly returned.