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Spousal Maintenance/ Alimony

Denver Spousal Maintenance Lawyer

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In Colorado, alimony is known as “spousal support.” In some states, alimony is an obligatory part of every divorce proceeding, but in Colorado, they do not always apply and are largely up to a judge or magistrate’s judgment. Because of this, it is critical to ensure that the circumstances of the marriage — and your needs post-divorce — are accurately portrayed and put forth in court.

At Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC, I have helped countless clients recover favorable spousal maintenance rulings over the last 30 years as a Denver divorce lawyer. These decisions are not about revenge or malice, but about ensuring that each spouse is given the resources they need to move on from their marriage and confidently enter a new phase of their life. Whether you are the dependent spouse or the paying one, I can ensure that an appropriate, fair spousal maintenance decision is diligently pursued.

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In some states, there are very specific formulas used to calculate what alimony will be after a divorce. In Colorado, this only the case for couples whose combined annual income is $75,000 or less. In these cases, the lower earner’s monthly maintenance will be 40% of the higher earner’s monthly gross, minus 50% of the lower earner’s monthly gross.

There are also other matters the court will consider when determining maintenance:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The lifestyle the spouses enjoyed during the marriage
  • The potential earning capacity of the maintenance-seeking spouse
  • Any property or child support the maintenance-seeking spouse will receive
  • The ability of the paying spouse to meet the maintenance payments

Other factors may also be relevant to your spousal maintenance decision. If you have concerns over your impending spousal maintenance ruling, I invite you to contact my firm. I can navigate this process on your behalf and ensure that your spousal maintenance ruling is equitable and allows you to move on from your divorce with as little hardship as possible.

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