Massachusetts divorce laws are a complex mix of legislation and case laws
The Legislative Law and Bills
Case Law: Durational Limits Are Constitutional
- Van Arsdale V. Van Arsdale. The application of the durational limits of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 to certain alimony agreements that predate the Act is not unconstitutionally retroactive.
- Popp V. Popp. For reasons set forth in its decision issued today in Van Arsdale v. Van Arsdale, 477 Mass. __ (2017), the Supreme Judicial Court held that the durational limits of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 are constitutional.
Case Law: Decision To Restrict Durational Limits
Alimony and Divorce Case Law Search