Divorce & Alimony
What is Spousal Maintenance?
When going through divorce proceedings, it's important to understand all aspects of this legal action. Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC may be able to help you through your divorce. Whether the client needs to set up legal agreements for paying spousal support or feels entitled to alimony from a former spouse, our firm knows all the ins and outs of any family law case. Even if you and your former spouse are settling out of court in a
legal separation, the same considerations need to be made.
Both divorce and legal separation may require the parties to evaluate many factors to determine how much and to whom alimony or spousal support is to be paid. When counseling a client in such a situation, a Denver family attorney at our firm ensures that the client's needs and wants are fully appreciated. Then a strong and practical strategy for proceeding can be developed for each client's unique alimony or spousal support case.
Denver Alimony Attorney: How to Calculate Spousal Support
In Colorado, alimony or spousal support is referred to as "spousal maintenance" (or just simply "maintenance"). Maintenance may be awarded on a permanent or temporary basis. Some of the factors considered for a permanent maintenance arrangement are:
- Financial resources of the spouse requesting maintenance
- Financial resources of the other party
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Length of the marriage
- Training and education of both parties
- Age and health of both parties
In the case of temporary spousal maintenance, a formula is used by the court to determine maintenance to be paid if combined household income was $75,000.00 or less. If combined income was greater, the criterion for permanent maintenance is used for temporary maintenance as well. Our firm really knows their way around all aspects of family law and we are fully committed to our clients.
Contact a Denver divorce lawyer at our Denver firm today for help obtaining alimony.