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Legal Practice Tools: Massachusetts Family Law

Legal Practice Tools is a mobile application designed to provide legal resources on the go.

Attorney David M. Bilodeau is the creator of Legal Practice Tools and its mobile applications. Mr. Bilodeau is an Associate at Goldstein, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP., where his practice focuses on all aspects of family law. Mr. Bilodeau has a BS in Physics and prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the private sector for several years as a research scientist.

As a practicing attorney, Mr. Bilodeau realized that there is a critical need to have access to important legal resource while in court or from any other place besides the desk. It was that need that led to the creation of Legal Practice Tools.

The application is meant to give a practitioners everything all the resources they need to get work done on the go. It is also an excellent tool for anyone who wants to learn about a particular area of the law.

To order the Massachusetts Family Law app, click here

Massachusetts Alimony Calculator is based on March 2012 Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act (MGL chapter 208 sections 48 - 55). This calculator determines, the amount and duration of an alimony obligation based on the parties income, age of the payor, length of the marriage and child support. Figures are based on the amount and duration of "General Term Alimony".

Under the new law, the amount of alimony can be between 30-35% of the payor's income. The duration of the alimony obligation depends on the length of the marriage (see table below).

Click here for full break down of the new alimony laws.

  Length of Marriage   Duration of Alimony
0 to 5 Years   50% length of marriage  
6 to 10 Years   60% length of marriage  
11 to 15 Years   70% length of marriage  
16 to 20 Years   80% length of marriage  
20 Years or more   Indefinite Duration  
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    Alimony Calculator (Under 2011 Alimony Reform Act)  
        Recipient Payor
    Gross Income (Yearly)    
    Child Support Obligations    
         
    Length of the Marriage    
         
    Year of Birth    
    Age of the Payor    
    Full Retirement Age    
         
    Percent of Income as Alimony   30.00% 35.00%
    Amount of Alimony (per Month)
         
    Length of Alimony Payments (Years)  
    Length of Alimony Payments (Months)