Self Modifying Alimony in Massachusetts: What You Need to Know

Massachusetts employs a method of increasing the amount of alimony paid if the payor’s gross income  increases, such as with a year-end bonus or commission payments, and is done so on as if, or when the added income, is realized. This is a self-modifying provision routinely included in many alimony orders. However, you should be aware of certain limitations to this practice as one recent court noted.

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