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Collecting Alimony /Maintenance

“Maintenance” is the term used by Colorado courts to describe what other states call alimony or spousal support. Temporary maintenance is support paid to a party while your divorce is pending while permanent alimony or maintenance is support paid after your divorce is final.

Some of the factors taken into consideration when deciding maintenance include:

  • The party requesting maintenance must show that he/she does not have the means to provide for his/her “reasonable needs”
  • The party requesting monetary support must show that he/she is unable to support themselves through appropriate employment
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and physical condition of the party seeking maintenance
  • The ability of the spouse to obtain education or training
  • The ability of the other party to pay maintenance

According to Colorado alimony laws, maintenance varies and is dependent on how the above factors change over time. For instance, if your spouse’s income changes dramatically in the first year or two following a divorce, a change may be made to the amount of maintenance initially awarded. To ensure that you get a fair amount of spousal support, we suggest enlisting the assistance of an experienced Colorado divorce lawyer like the ones at the Harris Law Firm in Denver.

If you’d like to learn more about Colorado alimony laws, please contact the Harris Law Firm today.

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