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Appellate Issues Under the Alimony Reform Act

Featuring Judge David H. Kolpleman (ret.), and Appellatte Attorney and Professor of Law, Brian Kelly.

Now that alimony reform has been in place for over a year, issues presented by the new law are being litigated and some are being appealed. Aspects of the law have engendered confusion and areas of disagreement over interpretation. Attend this program to learn how judges are handling Alimony Reform Act issues, the arguments attorneys are making and what specific issues need to be addressed on appeal. The format of the program will be nontraditional and fun! See the panelists arguing cases involving alimony reform. Register now and gain a competitive edge with alimony reform to enable you to make the appropriate arguments to preserve your rights for appeal.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • What is the impact of Sections 4-6 of the Alimony Reform Act that are part of the Act but were not codified in the general laws?
  • How do the provisions of the Act apply to old versus new alimony orders?
  • Is the Act retroactive in its application or prospective in its application?
  • What circumstances do and do not constitute a change of circumstances as a result of the passage of the Act?
  • What is the impact of cohabitation under the Alimony Reform Act?
  • Are there any constitutional issues with the fact that the Act permits discovery on a cohabitating partner but not on an obligor’s spouse?
  • What is the applicable legal standard in determining whether obligations continue notwithstanding the payor attaining full retirement age or the recipient cohabitating?
  • May the factor of conduct be considered in setting in new alimony award or modifying an existing one?
  • What bills are pending in the legislature regarding the Alimony Reform Act?
  • The facts of cases that are pending in the appellate courts and the facts of cases that are likely to be appealed in the near future.
Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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Seminar with On Demand On Demand
Date:Monday, May 13, 2013
Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
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