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Re: Massachusetts changes law
      03/16/12 02:41 PM

I don't think spousal support automatically ending when the payor is of legal retirement age is fair.

---> Neither is life-time alimony for a 23 year marriage. There are of course, exceptions to every rule; it is doubtful that the rule would be applied to a 40 or 50 year marriage.

My husband can retire now and collect a pension (which will be more than twice my SSDI). His income will increase when he reaches 67 and can add social security retirement to his income.

---> And what about your pension? I am going to assume that you received half of his pension in the QDRO. How many years were you married? Did you work outside the home? Were you 'disabled' before you married, during the marriage and if so, at what point and was he responsible or after the marriage?

I don't understand one of the points in that article that the standard in some cases was to have spousal support keep an ex at the same standard of living. The same standard of living would involve the ex getting almost all of the payor's income.

---> Yep. It's the same way with child support.

Have to point out the obvious too.....the $150,000 he spent in legal fees fighting the ss would have paid for 15 years worth !

---> Yeah, but you're only looking at the short-term...he was looking at the long-term...of paying $865/month for the next FORTY+ years. $865 x 12 x 40 = $415,200. So he spends $150,000 and SAVES $265,200.

---> Also...there is the 'principal' of the matter and it's value cannot be measured in dollars.

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