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Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011
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Legislative News

MBA applauds Senate passage of alimony reform

Today, the Senate endorsed alimony reform legislation that will enact fair and equitable alimony in Massachusetts, including time limits on alimony. This bill is the product of a legislative appointed task force of major stake holders, including the MBA.

"Massachusetts families facing the emotional turmoil of a divorce need alimony orders that make sense, strive for fairness and take the length of a marriage into account. This legislation will completely overhaul the state's current antiquated system of setting alimony. The change is long overdue," said MBA President Denise Squillante, who operates a family law practice in Fall River.

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