One issue that brings spouses stress during a divorce is money. A divorce can create a substantial financial burden for each of the spouses. You’ve likely heard about alimony or spousal support. However, you might wonder, Is alimony always awarded after a divorce? Whether or not one spouse pays alimony to the
How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Get Alimony in Colorado?
If you are facing a divorce or legal separation, you should prepare yourself for significant financial changes. This includes the possibility of receiving or paying alimony. Whether you hope to receive payment or hope to avoid paying, you might be wondering, “How long do you have to be married to get alimony
I’m Unemployed and My Alimony is Ending, Can I Extend the Payments?
By: Jessica A. Saldin Prior posts have discussed the law and standards regarding the modification of maintenance (alimony). However, a unique area is the modifiability of maintenance for the recipient spouse if they are unemployed or lacking income when their maintenance is about to end. In that situation, they may feel that
How Does Unemployment Affect Alimony Payments?
By: Stephen J. Plog Alimony, known as spousal maintenance in Colorado, is a payment one spouse may be ordered t0 make to the other during or after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to ensure each spouse has the ability to meet their basic needs post-divorce. The person making alimony payments
What Types of Alimony are Available in Colorado?
Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is called in Colorado, is a monetary award a judge might order one spouse to pay the other after a divorce. Alimony serves to balance the scales between two ex-spouses after a divorce if an income disparity exists. If one spouse gave up a career to
What Happens to Alimony When the Payor Retires
By: Michelle L. Searcy Often, the longer the marriage, the longer the duration of the obligation to pay maintenance (alimony). As a result, one party in a divorce may still have many years of support to pay, even as he or she approaches retirement age. Unless that maintenance obligation is contractual and
Retirement and Divorce: Payment of Alimony and Child Support
By: W. Curtis Wiberg In a divorce case, a higher income earning spouse may be “on the hook” to pay maintenance (alimony) and child support. There are divorces, however, in which this higher-income earning spouse is in his or her sixties and nearing retirement age. Some dads have children when they are
Maintenance and Child Support-August 2018 Statutory Changes
By: Jessica A. Saldin Starting August 8, 2018, there will some statutory changes being made to the Colorado Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act (the main statute/law that governs Colorado divorce and custody cases). As these changes may have major impacts on your divorce or custody case, it is important to know what
Divorce: How Do I Modify My Alimony (Maintenance)? Part 2
By: Stephen J. Plog In Part 1 of this post, I gave a basic introduction into the issue of alimony, called “maintenance” under Colorado statute, reasons why either party might seek to modify maintenance orders, and the legal standard for modification of of alimony set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-122.
Divorce: How Do I Modify My Alimony (Maintenance)? Part 1
In any Denver divorce, there is the potential for one spouse or other to be awarded alimony, called “maintenance” under Colorado Revised Statutes. Alimony is designed to provide financial support for a spouse who is unable to meet his or her reasonable financial needs or pay necessary living expenses in light of