Alimony Law

Boston Alimony Lawyers

Massachusetts Spousal Support Attorneys

Along with custody and child support, alimony is often one of the most hotly contested issues in divorce. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is not applicable in every divorce, so individuals should consult with an experienced lawyer to understand their rights and obligations regarding alimony.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Grindle Robinson & Goodhue LLP has provided sophisticated, professional services in divorce and family law for men and women throughout the west Boston metropolitan area. We represent the interests of those wishing to receive alimony as well as those seeking to avoid an obligation to pay. Working diligently and efficiently, we seek to help clients set realistic expectations and make practical, informed decisions.

Establishing Alimony

Alimony can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis depending on the unique circumstances of the case. A family court judge, or court-appointed arbitrator/mediator, will consider factors such as the:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Marital standard of living
  • Financial needs of each spouse
  • Ability for each spouse to earn an income

Our Boston alimony attorneys help clients anticipate not only possible alimony obligations but also the unique tax implications of giving or receiving alimony. Drawing on our intricate understanding of Massachusetts alimony guidelines as well as applicable case law, we seek to help them maximize the amount of money both parties can keep.

We also assist clients in obtaining a modification or enforcement of alimony orders.

Recognized Leaders in Family Law

We are well known by our peers and community for our leadership in all aspects of family law. All of our family law attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. 

Our attorneys are known throughout the region for their sound, mature judgment and professional service. To schedule a consultation, contact our firm in Wellesley by calling 781-235-3300.