Experienced Family
Law Attorneys
Get Started Today

Berthoud Spousal Support Lawyer

There are several names for spousal support or alimony. In Colorado, spousal support is called spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is a consideration in Colorado, but a spouse must request support before it can be awarded.

If you need spousal support or are unsure how a spousal support award could affect your divorce settlement, speak with an experienced Berthoud spousal support lawyer today.

Why Choose The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for Your Spousal Support Matter?

The Berthoud divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, have more than 13 years of experience helping clients protect their assets and legal interests in family law matters. Our lawyers are dedicated family law counsel equipped to handle complex negotiations and litigation.

At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we provide honest legal advice and regular case updates. We manage your legal filings and appearances so you can focus on your family and future. Having professional representation is the best way to avoid costly missteps and unnecessary delays.

Find out more about the benefits of representation. Schedule your confidential consultation with a Berthoud spousal support attorney at The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC.

Spousal Maintenance in Colorado

There are two types of spousal maintenance in Colorado. These are statutory maintenance and contractual and non-modifiable spousal maintenance.

The court may award statutory maintenance during or at the end of a divorce case. While contractual and non-modifiable maintenance is agreed upon between spouses and entered as a final agreed order.

Statutory Maintenance in Colorado

Statutory maintenance may be temporary or permanent. Temporary maintenance is only awarded during the pendency of a divorce.

Permanent maintenance is typically long-term spousal maintenance. Spouses can be awarded lifelong maintenance in Colorado, but it is rare.

Colorado has statutory guidelines and a term chart addressing marriages between three and 20 years. The court is encouraged to follow the guidelines when considering a spousal maintenance award but is not obligated to do so.

Statutory Guidelines in Colorado

Colorado’s statutory guidelines recommend spousal support run for a percentage of the length of a marriage. As stated, only marriages between three and 20 years are charted.

For example:

  1. Marriages of three years may qualify for alimony up to 11 months or 31% of the marriage
  2. Marriages of 20 years may qualify for alimony up to 10 years or 50% of the marriage

When a guideline recommendation does not produce a fair and equitable amount and term of spousal maintenance, the court may choose to deviate from the chart. This may be the case in a marriage lasting 20 years or more.

Marital misconduct is not a factor in spousal support awards.

Contact an Experienced Berthoud Spousal Support Lawyer Today

If you have questions about how spousal support awards are calculated in Colorado or if you may qualify for spousal support, reach out to The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC. We can walk you through Colorado’s spousal maintenance guidelines and offer you experienced advice on whether your situation applies.

Start planning for your future today. The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, can help. Call or contact us online for a confidential consultation with our Berthoud office.

Contact Us to Request a Consultation
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.