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Need spousal support? We'll fight for you in court

If you are facing divorce, whether you welcome it or dread it, your life will be changing in many ways. Some divorcing spouses worry that their standard of living will be altered dramatically and that they will not be able to meet their monthly expenses.

As the days of guaranteed alimony for wives have long gone, this can be a valid concern. However, the Massachusetts courts have not thrown spouses of either gender to the wolves, either. While few marriages will meet the current standards for an award of permanent spousal support, there are many circumstances wherein a judge will award temporary spousal support or maintenance.

Frequently, this type of award is given for a period of months or years to allow one party to return to school and receive the education and training necessary to become fully supporting of him- or herself and contribute their share of support to any children from the marriage.

Depending on many factors, including the current educational level of the spouse being awarded maintenance, this spousal maintenance can be negotiated between the attorneys. We routinely go to bat for clients of both genders, successfully arguing to the courts that spousal support is necessary for our clients to regroup and get back on their feet.

Divorce, by definition, introduces changes into the lives of the former married spouses. However, change can be positive and be a motivating factor for a person to move on to a life of positive experiences.

If you are struggling to cope with the changes of your impending divorce, the skilled and dedicated attorneys at Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty will go the distance with you and seek the full amount of support to which you may be eligible.

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