Arranging, maintaining, and modifying spousal support or maintenance can be difficult without the right legal representation. As expert spousal support or maintenance lawyer, The Dadvocates can assist clients in securing the support, or alimony, they need after a divorce and negotiate modifications when necessary. In addition, we can help to ensure that agreed upon payments are made in a timely fashion. Our team works with a network of financial professionals who can evaluate the details of your particular case to determine the best solution. Using this information, we can provide our clients with strong, sound legal counsel. To discuss your case with one of our experts, contact our practice today.
Colorado Maintenance Laws (Spousal Support)
In the state of Colorado, couples married less than three years are generally ineligible for spousal support or maintenance absent special circumstances. However, in longer marriages, one spouse may often rely more heavily on financial support from the other. After a divorce, this spouse may be eligible for maintenance to help maintain a certain standard of living. Generally speaking, the longer the marriage, the longer the maintenance term will be. Additionally, if one spouse has a significantly higher income than the other, they can expect to pay more in monthly maintenance to the other.
In the state of Colorado, couples married less than three years are generally ineligible for spousal support or maintenance absent special circumstances.
It is also worth noting that regardless of spousal support or maintenance, both parties must continue to support any children produced from the relationship. However, a large maintenance payments to a spouse will typically reduce the amount of child support they may receive. Due to current federal tax law changes, maintenance is now taxable to the payor, not the recipient.
How a Mens Rights Lawyer Can Help
At The Dadvocates we strive to ensure that parties and children are supported appropriately. This means fighting for maintenance for men and fathers across Colorado. In order to continue to provide for their children, both spouses need a certain level of financial security. If you trust your case to our qualified team, we can carefully evaluate the details of your financial situation to determine fair and appropriate maintenance payments. Depending upon your needs, our attorneys can also craft a support order that serves to protect your financial integrity and stability moving forward.
Over the years, our team has assembled a network of financial professionals who can provide invaluable assistance in matters of spousal support or maintenance. Together, our team can help you achieve the best possible solution. Alimony amounts are determined by a variety of factors, including the duration of marriage, the standard of living established during marriage, the earning capacity of each spouse, and the financial responsibilities that each parent has toward their child.
If your financial situation has changed since your spousal support or maintenance order was initially established, The Dadvocates may be able to help you request a modification. If you are a candidate for modifications of spousal support or maintenance, then the court may consider the following factors:
- A promotion, raise, or career change
- A demotion or pay cut
- Layoff or termination from a job
- Good faith efforts to obtain comparable employment
Spousal support or maintenance can last for an indefinite or definite period of time depending upon the weight of each contributing factor.
Contact The Dadvocates Today
The Dadvocates are skilled in all aspects of family law, providing sound legal advice to those with financial or custody cases. If you are currently involved in divorce and spousal support or maintenance proceedings, or if you are seeking a modification, contact our law firm online or call us at (720) 749-2876 to schedule a consultation with one of our expert attorneys.