Protecting Your Assets
Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-114 provides the definition, legislative declaration, and guidelines for spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, in Colorado. Under this section of Colorado family law, a spouse may request support if he or she is the lesser-earning spouse during or after a divorce. Spousal support is intended to prevent one spouse from suffering undue hardship after a divorce, allowing him or her to maintain a similar standard of living to the one enjoyed during marriage.
Colorado Spousal Maintenance Guidelines
According to the law, spousal support is awarded according to specific guidelines in order to make sure that alimony awards are fair across the board. According to C.R.S. 14-10-114(3)(a)(I), alimony is awarded based on:
- The amount of each party's gross income
- The marital property apportioned to each party
- The financial resources of each party, including but not limited to the actual or potential income from separate or marital property
- Reasonable financial need as established during marriage
If you will be or are unable to support yourself after your divorce, you may be eligible for spousal maintenance. Fourth Street Law, LLC can help you present a strong case on your behalf and fight to win the support order that you need. Our legal team can also work to ensure that you are not required to pay more support than is fair for your case or to pay more than you can afford.
Hire an Alimony Lawyer to Protect You
Speak with an experienced divorce attorney from Fourth Street Law, LLC today to learn more about alimony and how we can help you fight for a fair court order. We can also help you obtain a modification of maintenance in case you experience a change in circumstance that affects your ability to comply with the court order. Your lawyer knows your rights and can fight relentlessly to get the best possible results for your case.
Schedule your free consultation at Fourth Street Law, LLC today!