Divorce and when one spouse is at an economic disadvantage

In addition to child custody, matters related to finances are often a top priority for individuals who are going through a divorce. Fears about one’s standard of living diminishing significantly are often especially prevalent among divorcees who previously relied upon a spouse’s income for financial support.

Individuals who are going through a divorce and who have serious concerns about how they will be able to live on their own and support their children, can rely upon the advice and assistance of a strong legal advocate. At the Massachusetts law firm Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our family law attorneys strive to ensure that clients walk away from a divorce satisfied and prepared to start a new and happier chapter in their lives.

In cases where one spouse worked and was the breadwinner while the other stayed home to tend to and raise children, the spouse who did not work outside the home is likely to have fears about how he or she will survive financially post-divorce. In cases where there is a significant disparity in financial standing between divorcing spouses, our attorneys work to procure a divorce settlement that provides the economically disadvantaged spouse with the stability he or she needs to live independently.

In these types of cases, alimony is often sought. While Massachusetts is among the many states that have adopted new standards for factoring the length of time that alimony is paid, there are several other factors that a family judge may take into consideration when setting the alimony amount and duration.

For an individual who has been out of the workforce for years, alimony serves as a vital source of income while an individual makes progress towards rebuilding his or her life. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our attorneys are well-versed in matters related to alimony and have helped many individuals on both the paying and receiving end protect their financial interests.


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