DIVORCE

Massachusetts Divorce Laws: Alimony System Revision Debated

Jul 20, 2011 | Updated Sep 19, 2011

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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