April 14, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq., Member of the Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Following up on the Massachusetts alimony rulings by the Supreme Judicial Court, the Chin case, referred to in my previous piece does much the same regarding cohabitation as the Doktor case did regarding retirement. The Alimony Reform Act purports to allow alimony to be modified or terminated in case the payer reaches retirement age or the payee cohabitates with another person for three months or more. Indeed, the language of the statute is not permissive, but mandatory.