Unless the parties agree on the terms of their divorce in a binding written statement, the Tribunal will make a decision based on the legal argument and statements made by both parties. This situation may be changed at a later date on the basis of a change of circumstances by one of the parties for appropriate notification to the other party and asks the Tribunal. Courts are generally reluctant to amend an existing agreement unless the reasons are binding. In some jurisdictions, the court still has jurisdiction over the granting of spousal support when one of the former spouses becomes a public tax. While the declaration of insolvency did not exempt Canadians from the obligation to pay child or family benefits, a 2011 Supreme Court of Canada decision found that current legislation provides that “divorce compensation is considered debt and is withdrawn from an individual`s balance sheet when they file for bankruptcy.”   In several U.S. states, including Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and New Jersey, some legislators are trying to change divorce laws because they relate to support payments.  The Massachusetts law provided for lifetime coverage, but in early 2009, a reform law (HB 1785), supported by a group called “Mass Alimony Reform”, received 72 state representatives as co-sponsors (out of a total of 200 deputies and senators). HB 1785 would have required that a spouse who obtains a sub-life become self-sufficient after a reasonable period of time. It would have set a guarantee as a temporary payment instead of a permanent right.  This law would also have addressed the issue of cohabitation – where the interview recipient lives with another new great, but is not married to another new great.       In January 2011, the bill was submitted to the Massachusetts legislature and passed unanimously by the legislature and signed on September 26, 2011.   The Act, which came into force on March 1, 2012, provides for different categories of subdivision and limits the duration of the warranty.  Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia and Washington are more likely to provide life support to the recipient.