A variety of factors must be considered when calculating alimony, which is referred to as spousal maintenance in Colorado. At The Law Offices of W. Robert Montgomery, we have significant experience in this highly complex area. Because there is no formula for alimony in Colorado, it is important to seek experienced legal representation. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your interests, whether you are the potential payor or recipient of spousal maintenance.
Often, our attorneys must dispel urban myths regarding a range of family law issues. For example, many people believe that if infidelity was the cause for divorce or separation, the spouse at fault is not entitled to alimony. This is not true, as Colorado is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce and separation.
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Spousal maintenance is determined based on the needs of one party and the ability of the other party to pay.
In order to arrive at a fair calculation, work with an attorney who is familiar with the fact-intensive evaluation of both spouses’ incomes that must take place.
Following are factors that can impact spousal maintenance in Colorado:
- Employment of both parties, including self-employment
- The recipient spouse’s ability to earn income
- Non-financial contributions to the marriage (domestic duties, including caring for children)
- Medical issues, including disability
- Duration of the marriage
- Status of living during the marriage
Our lawyers frequently assist clients with spousal maintenance modifications. If you feel you should be receiving more support or you cannot afford the alimony payment you have been ordered to pay, contact our attorneys.