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Increasing the Length of Marriage for Alimony Purposes when the Parties have Cohabitated or had an Economic Marital Partnership Prior to Marriage

On June 15, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision on Ellen Duff-Kareores v. Christopher Kareores, in which they addressed the issue of calculating the length of a marriage for purposes of alimony under the alimony reform act. 

What is Alimony Reform All About?

On September 26, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed an act reforming alimony in the Commonwealth, the "Alimony Reform Act of 2011". This alimony reform has significant repercussions on currently existing alimony orders, as well as future alimony judgments, and will become effective March 1, 2012. 


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