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Massachusetts Divorce Laws: Alimony System Revision Debated

Massachusetts Alimony Reform

First Posted: 07/20/11 05:14 PM ET Updated: 09/19/11 06:12 AM ET

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are set to take up a bill intended to reform the alimony system in the state.

The bill scheduled for debate in the House of Representative on Wednesday would, among other things, end so-called "lifetime alimony" payment ordered by some judges in divorce cases. It also caps how much one spouse can be ordered to pay another.

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