Spousal Maintenance Awards In Colorado
In many marriages, one spouse may return to school or decide to put his or her career on hold so he or she can focus on raising a family. These choices may make it difficult for a spouse to become self-supporting after the divorce. Spousal maintenance (also known as alimony or spousal support) can be awarded to one spouse to help rehabilitate him or her after the divorce.
At Family Law Group, we work with clients throughout Colorado Springs and Teller County to arrange fair maintenance payments. The court considers numerous factors in maintenance payments, and we help make sure they understand the full story behind each factor. Protect yourself during maintenance matters. Contact our firm online or call 719-900-3792 to work with attorneys.
Factors That Affect Spousal Maintenance Awards
When the court determines support awards, they consider a number of factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Difference in education levels
- Income history
- Earning potential
If both parties have the same income and similar education levels, spousal maintenance will likely not be awarded. However, if there is disparity in the incomes and it is a long-term marriage, you need an attorney experienced in Colorado spousal maintenance law to ensure protection of your assets.
Modifications To Spousal Maintenance
When spousal maintenance is awarded, it is based on the income of each spouse at the time of the divorce. Over time, if either spouse loses his or her job or receives a promotion, spousal maintenance payments can be revisited. We represent clients in post-divorce modification matters.