Article by Donald G. Tye and Peter A. Kuperstein Published in the Massachusetts Bar Institute

An article written by firm attorneys Donald Tye and Peter Kuperstein ran in the Family Law section of the March edition of the Massachusetts Bar Institute.  The article, entitled, “Kelley v. Kelley: Reaffirming Principles of Traditional Alimony” discusses the issue of alimony obligation. The case that was highlighted involved a husband who was ordered to pay his wife, who had been the primary caregiver to her children and worked as a part-time artist, both child-support and alimony.  A few years after their divorce was finalized, the husband filed a complaint for modification to reduce or eliminate his alimony obligations.  Initially this modification was made but after an appeal process the alimony obligation was reinstated.