June 15, 2017 By Steve Hitner Download June 15 2017 Newsletter
On March 1, 2012 the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 went into effect. The members of the Task Force intended the new Law to be available for all divorces with modifiable agreements.
Unfortunately, due to the misinterpretation of the Law the SJC ruled that for Retirement and Cohabitation, pre 2012 divorces could not apply for relief.
This is old news, however, there are those Legislators who feel compelled to disregard the wishes and wisdom of the Alimony Reform Task Force and not support H 740. They say that "The ability for a pre 2012 divorced payer to file for a modification to terminate is "Unconstitutional". Well, the SJC recently ruled that not to be so. H 740 is constitutional.
They say that it costs too much for a receiving spouse to go to court. I say, they knew that some day the alimony would end. (See more by downloading the Newsletter)