The Commonwealth of Massachusetts made sweeping changes to the way alimony is calculated and paid in the state. Part of the alimony reform law, enacted in 2012 and implemented in 2013, allows people paying alimony to stop making payments when they reach retirement age. This change applied to people who divorced after the law was implemented.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it would begin to look at the claims that taxpayers make about alimony - either paying or receiving. This adds yet another potential challenge to the already difficult arena of divorce finances.