Massachusetts: Whither Alimony Reform?
July 13, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
They could ask me. I’d provide a straightforward, easy and fair way out of their dilemma.
But so far the Massachusetts Legislature hasn’t called and so they’re stuck (Boston Globe, 7/9/17). It’s all about the alimony reform law that became effective in 2011. Prior to that, the Bay State had one of the worst alimony laws in the country. Countless ex-husbands were supporting ex-wives literally until their dying breath. Sometimes for decades, men were supporting able-bodied women who could no longer be bothered to give them the time of day and were of course not contributing to the economy of the state.