mother in a state nursing home in florida-State has claimed all her possesions- she is indigent- father still paying alimony after 42 years- should he continue to pay the state of florida now? Thanks Bob. ps Paying alimony from state of Mass.
I am sorry to hear this. It sounds like the order is out of Massachusetts. That being said, I would suggest that you speak with a family law attorney because Massachusetts recently revised its alimony law and there are certain time frames for when you can file to modify an alimony order depending on the grounds. I wish you all the best.
I believe that Florida has jurisdiction.
Father can always file under the new alimony law in Massachusetts
with a complaint for Modification.
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It sounds like Massachusetts law should govern since the initial alimony order was issued in Massachusetts. Father should take notice of the new Massachusetts law and file a Motion to Modify.
There is no information as to whether or not the parties were ever divorced, and/or whether there was an order or judgment entered in Massachusetts. If there was a judgment (divorce or separate support) entered in a MA probate court, a complaint for modification should be filed. After 42 years it might be that the father is eligible for such modification based on his age and/or particular circumstances. If there was no order or judgment, and he is paying voluntarily, that is another issue. He should seek the advice of a family law attorney, and review the "new" alimony law to see what his options might be.
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