Spousal support can significantly impact your finances during and after a divorce. Whether you are the payor or the payee, a spousal support award can dictate your future standard of living.
Colorado is an alimony-friendly state, so take time to familiarize yourself with the state’s spousal support laws before you file or respond to a petition for dissolution of marriage. An experienced Windsor spousal support lawyer, like ours at The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, can guide you through every aspect of Colorado spousal support from initial orders to modifications.
Why Choose The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for Your Spousal Support Matter?
The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, wants to make your Colorado divorce or spousal support modification as seamless as possible. This starts with helping you understand state law as it applies to your case.
Our law firm only practices family law and has represented hundreds of clients in situations similar to yours. This allows us to give practical, honest advice about conflict resolution.
The Colorado family law attorneys can resolve your spousal support case in one of several ways. We are experienced in collaborative divorce, mediation, negotiations, arbitration, and traditional trial litigation.
We want you to make informed decisions that positively impact your future. At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we will do everything in our power to represent your best interests while protecting your legal rights.
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Spousal Maintenance in Colorado
Spousal support is called spousal maintenance in Colorado. The courts have statutory guidelines to use when deciding spousal maintenance amounts and duration. These guidelines start at marriages lasting three years and more.
Colorado’s guidelines are only guides. The court may deviate from the guidelines whenever it deems appropriate.
Amount and Duration of Spousal Maintenance
The court may consider any of the following (and more) when making a spousal maintenance decision:
The financial resources of each spouse
The ability of the recipient spouse to support themselves and meet their needs independently
The ability of the payor spouse to meet their own needs while paying maintenance
Any income produced from separate or marital property
The marital lifestyle
Each spouse’s individual income, employment, and employability
The duration of the marriage
The tax consequences of a spousal maintenance award for each party
Any significant economic or non-economic contributions of the spouses to the marriage
The main determining factors in a spousal maintenance award are:
Whether the receiving spouse needs support
Whether the paying spouse can pay support
The court may award temporary spousal maintenance for the pendency of a divorce. Long-term spousal maintenance is awarded with any final orders.
Spouses may also create their own spousal support agreement and present it to the court for approval. However, agreements contracted between spouses are generally non-modifiable. Our Windsor attorneys who specialize in divorce can aid you throughout the tough process.
Contact an Experienced Windsor Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
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At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, our spousal maintenance lawyers care about you and your future. That is why we encourage you to meet with one of our legal professionals to start tomorrow’s planning today!