ABOUT THE CONFERENCEFinally a proposed alimony law
has achieved the widespread support of the major bar associations; this is the
Alimony Reform Act of 2011. In recent years issues about modification based on
the retirement of an alimony obligor, the use of time-limited alimony orders,
reimbursement alimony and consideration to be given, if any, to premarital
cohabitation as a factor in the determination of alimony have arisen. This
proposed law could have a substantial impact on the practice of divorce law.
Judges of the Probate and Family Court together with leading practitioners (some
of whom played a significant role in the drafting of the new law) discuss the
status of alimony going forward. The program will focus on the drafting of
initial alimony orders and subsequent modification. Questions such as the effect
of cohabitation by an alimony recipient, consideration of income of the
subsequent spouse of a payor, the effect of an obligor’s income from a second
job, extension of an alimony order, and situations in which the new law may
affect previously divorced couples.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTENDYou will learn how the Alimony Reform Act of 2011
can have an immediate and substantial impact on your practice. Questions which
have been left to the discretion of individual judges since G.L. c. 208, § 34
was enacted in 1974 are likely to be answered by the provisions of this
legislation. Practitioners will find that there are many new directions in which
the law will evolve in the coming years. When the law takes effect it will
even affect clients who were previously divorced, and open the door to
modifications where none would have been expected.
ATTEND AND LEARN
here for a conference agenda and registration
here to register online.