Massachusetts Alimony Calculator

Massachusetts Alimony Calculator

Massachusetts Alimony Calculator is an informational tool used to calculate the potential range and duration of a General Term Alimony order in Massachusetts.  For more information about alimony or calculating alimony in Massachusetts, please feel free to browse some of the information provided below the Massachusetts Alimony Calculator, or reach out to one of our knowledgeable Massachusetts Divorce Attorneys by calling us at (781) 484-1066 to schedule a free initial consultation.

What are the different types of alimony in Massachusetts?

The above Massachusetts alimony calculator is a tool that can help attorneys and pro se litigants calculate what a general term alimony order may be in accordance with the new Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act.  General term alimony is the most commonly awarded type of alimony in a Massachusetts divorce, however, it is only one option out of four possible types of alimony in Massachusetts.  It is important to understand what type of alimony may be appropriate, if any, when considering your options in a divorce matter.  The four types of alimony in Massachusetts are:

  1. General Term Alimony:  General term alimony is the most commonly awarded alimony type in Massachusetts.  It is what most people think of when they think of an alimony order.  It is defined as, “the periodic payment of support to a recipient spouse who is economically dependent.”
  2. Rehabilitative Alimony:  Rehabilitative alimony is defined as, “the periodic payment of support to a recipient spouse who is expected to become economically self-sufficient by a predicted time, such as, without limitation, reemployment; completion of job training; or receipt of a sum due from the payor spouse under a judgment.
  3. Reimbursement Alimony:   Reimbursement alimony is defined as, “the periodic or one-time payment of support to a recipient spouse after a marriage of not more than 5 years to compensate the recipient spouse for economic or noneconomic contribution to the financial resources of the payor spouse, such as enabling the payor spouse to complete an education or job training.”
  4. Transitional Alimony:  Transitional alimony is defined as, “the periodic or one-time payment of support to a recipient spouse after a marriage of not more than 5 years to transition the recipient spouse to an adjusted lifestyle or location as a result of the divorce.”


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