Aggressive Representation In Colorado Spousal Maintenance & Alimony Matters
Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by one spouse to the other. It can be requested as part of a divorce proceeding or action for a legal separation.
Whether spousal maintenance is granted depends on:
The need for it by the person requesting support after taking into account income and property of each party and;
If needed, how much and for how long. The answer to this question takes into account a number of factors including age, health, standard of living during the marriage, length of marriage among other things.
Colorado does have guidelines for determining amount and duration for temporary and permanent maintenance.
Judges will refer to the statutory guideline table for the duration of a spousal maintenance award. An amount is calculated by figuring 40% of the higher income party’s monthly adjusted gross income and then subtracting that number from that 50% of the lower income party’s monthly adjusted gross income. The difference will be the guideline amount unless this amount, when added to the recipient’s gross income, is more than 40% of the parties’ combined monthly adjusted gross income.
Spousal maintenance issues have always been among the most complicated to resolve in divorce cases. Each family has their own unique financial history. You want an attorney who knows the case law surrounding spousal maintenance and can present the details necessary to prove your case for or against it.
Call our office today at 303-228-2285 and schedule a consultation to discuss your spousal maintenance matter.