Divorce Attorneys Advising On Spousal Support
In a divorce where one spouse has been accustomed to relying on the other’s income and assets, the question of spousal support is a key part of the larger topic of property division.
Will a family law judge expect to see a spousal support plan as part of your settlement negotiation outcome? Whether you might pay or receive spousal support, this may be a critical part of your divorce. Family law attorneys at The Law Offices of David A. Helmer, LLC, have ample experience helping clients resolve questions about spousal support (also called spousal maintenance or alimony).
How Colorado’s Alimony Reforms May Affect You
As you prepare for settlement negotiations or a court date, you may be interested to know that in 2018, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation aiming for greater consistency from one state court to another in spousal maintenance decisions.
The reformed laws on spousal support serve as a guide for judges who will determine how much spousal maintenance someone should pay or receive and for what length of time. These laws cover types of alimony in Colorado, including:
- Statutory maintenance, to be awarded by a judge (including payments to be made before a separation occurs or a divorce is finalized), lasting from less than a year to 10 years or for a lifetime, depending on the length of the marriage
- Contractual maintenance and nonmodifiable maintenance agreed to by the divorcing couple
Our attorneys are well-qualified and available to advise you on any aspect of your Colorado divorce, including spousal support. We will help you understand how the following factors (and others) may affect the amount of spousal support you can expect to pay or receive:
- The income and ability to pay of each party
- The lifestyle the couple enjoyed during the marriage
- Whether the recipient spouse stays home caring for minor children
- Whether the recipient spouse will receive marital property
- The length of the marriage
Schedule An Initial Consultation On Spousal Support
Our respected attorneys are here to help protect your interests as you approach a divorce in Colorado. We are ready to represent you in settlement negotiations, mediation or a trial.
Call our law offices toll free at 800-483-0713 or send us a message online. From our base in Frisco, Colorado, we serve clients throughout the mountain area, including Summit, Eagle, Park, Clear Creek, Lake and Grand counties. We can meet with you in person or virtually.