The length of your Massachusetts marriage determines the amount of time you will be entitled to receive alimony.
Here is a chart detailing the length of marriage and the length of the award of alimony:
|Length of marriage||Length of general term alimony|
|up to 5 years||No more than 1/2 the number of months of the marriage|
|5 up to 10 years||No more than 60% of the number of months of the marriage|
|10 up to 15 years||No more than 70% of the number of months of the marriage|
|15 up to 20 years||No more than 80% of the number of months of the marriage|
|20 or more years||Indefinite|
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