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2013 Massachusetts Alimony Reform Calculator

Note: If Estimated Yearly Alimony Award = "Only Child Support" , this means you will receive child support and not alimony until your children are emancipated. If your children are emancipated before your alimony duration ends, you can file a modification to receive alimony in place of child support.
General Term Alimony Calculator

Are you looking for a alimony calculator, formula, or spreadsheet that implements guidelines set forth in the new alimony reform law titled "An Act Reforming Alimony in the Commonwealth"?

Look no further! Boston Divorce Lawyer Robyn A. Briatico's software development team have just put the finishing touches in the development of an Alimony Reform Calculator for 2013.

To use this calculator, you must enable "Java" and "JavaScript" on your Safari browser. If your using Internet Explorer, you should enable "Active Scripting" and "Scripting of Java Applets".

The results provided below are only estimates that can be presented to the court or used in further negotiations with the other side. While the calculations adhere to the new Massachusetts alimony reform guidelines, your judge will listen to the specifics of your case and use his or her discretion in making an alimony award.


Important Note: You can use our Massachusetts spousal support calculator to determine your approximate alimony obligation based on the new alimony reform guidelines. If you have children, you must have at least one spouse making less than or equal to $250,000/yr to use this calculator. There are no restrictions on the income levels of the higher income earning spouse.

Unlike other calculators, ours factors in your child support obligation (if you have children) up to and including a family income level of $250,000 so you don't need to run the child support guidelines worksheet first before using our alimony calculator. The new alimony law allows you to deduct from your gross income the income that you used to determine your child support obligation.

There are many calculators on the web that do not deduct from your gross income the income used to determine your child support obligation if you have children thus leading to incorrect calculations of your presumptive alimony obligation. Our calculator doesn't make this mistake in calculating your alimony obligation.

Do not enter "$" or "," in any input box. For example, you can report the gross income in a box by writing 20000 instead of $20,000.
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MA Alimony Formula Calculator FAQs

Is there a formula or alimony calculator that can be used to determine my spousal support obligation in Massachusetts?

Answer: You can use the above calculator to determine your presumptive general term alimony obligation with or without children if you were to get a divorce in Massachusetts.

What income is used in MA to determine my alimony obligation?

Answer: Your gross income as defined by the Massachusetts child support guidelines will be used to determine your alimony obligation. It is important to note that you can deduct from this gross income, the income used to determine your child support obligation.

How is general term alimony calculated in Massachusetts?

Answer: Massachusetts has enacted "An Act Reforming Alimony in the Commonwealth" that provides a specific formula that can be used to obtain your presumptive general term alimony obligation.

How does the alimony calculator handle income used in the calculation of my child support obligation in Massachusetts?

Answer: The above calculator will subtract (deduct) from your gross income the portion of this income used to determine your child support obligation thus reducing your alimony obligation compared to what you would be paying if you had no children.

Does the alimony formula used in Massachusetts factor in dependent children?

Answer: It does indirectly. If you have children, your income or a portion of it for high income earners will be used to determine your child support obligation. In calculating your general term alimony obligation, your gross income can be reduced by the income used to determine your child support obligation. If you had no children, you would be paying a higher alimony award than if you had children since all of your gross income would be used to calculate your alimony obligation.