Englewood Alimony

Alimony Lawyers Serving Clients in Englewood

Englewood Alimony Even simple Colorado divorce cases can involve alimony, statutorily called “maintenance,” as one of the issues to be resolved. Depending on various circumstances, you could end up needing maintenance or having to pay maintenance to your former spouse. You need an Englewood alimony attorney who can look at the larger picture of your divorce, everything from property division to child custody, to develop a strategy that ensures your financial well-being far into the future. The lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. have the know-how and experience to do the kind of big picture analysis required in alimony cases, whether simple or complex. Whether you’re dealing with spousal support in a divorce, or perhaps a post-decree modification, we can help.

How Alimony is Determined in Colorado

Alimony orders are entered pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-114 and are specifically designed to help one spouse meet his or her reasonable financial needs, both during and after the divorce. In Colorado, there is no automatic entitlement to alimony. Rather, there are statutory guidelines the courts follow to determine whether either party is entitled to alimony, how much spousal support should be paid on a monthly basis, and for what duration it needs to be paid.

Though statute enumerates multiple factors a court should look at when determining what spousal maintenance might be, the most import of those is the parties’ incomes. Statute also indicates what counts as income for maintenance purposes and in some cases, there may be multiple income sources, including from self-employment, investments, or other sources beyond one’s regular job. Understanding the legal arguments tied into each party’s income matters not only for court purposes, but also for settlement.

One of the first steps in a divorce is the financial disclosure process by which you and your spouse must submit documentation showing your income, property, debt load, and monthly expenses. As part of statutory threshold one must meet to be entitled to alimony, expenses tied into financial need must be proven. Though income may be the most significant factor, an income disparity may not matter when the potential recipient cannot show a need for support from the other spouse.

When dealing with alimony cases, our attorneys also recognize the importance of making sure orders are detailed tied into how and when payments are made. Additionally, some orders need heightened attention and creativity, such as in cases in which bonuses or commissions arise, but are not regular. Whether your case is simple or complex, we will be there to properly advise you and to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom.

If you and your spouse’s combined adjusted gross income is less than $360,000 per year, your case will likely include use of a statutory formula for calculating maintenance. The C.R.S. 14-10-114 formula requires deducting 50% of the lower earner’s gross monthly income from 50% of the higher earner’s gross monthly income. This formula is not mandatory and courts still maintain the ultimate discretion for determining maintenance.

In addition to dealing with the establishment of maintenance during your divorce, our attorneys can also help with litigation tied into motions to modify pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-122. We also handle all aspects of enforcing maintenance awards, including judgments, collections, statutory interest, wage garnishments, and contempt of court.

Family Law Attorneys Safeguarding Your Alimony Rights in Englewood

Let the highly qualified alimony attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. put your mind at ease. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, we’ve seen virtually every alimony situation you might face. When the time comes to deal with divorce or a modification of your existing orders, you need someone who will have your best interests in mind throughout the process. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our family law team.

Client Testimonials
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When I first came to Plog & Stein it was simply discuss the renegotiation of child support. Little did I know that within 72 hours I would be retaining Steve Plog for a custody battle. His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal. I have recommended him to my friends and I would recommend him to anyone with who wants honest and effective representation.
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I am thankful for the job Sarah McCain did for me in my fight with my ex-wife for visitation rights with my daughter. Sarah and the team at Plog & Stein handled my case in an efficient, affordable, and professional manner. Sarah negotiated a new parenting plan as well as acceptable visiting rights and even a favorable modification in my child support. I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
Tom
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At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties.
I highly recommend Stephen Plog for anyone in need of a top notch domestic relations attorney. After a 27 year marriage, Stephen represented me in a complicated and sometimes bitter divorce with many unique challenges. At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties but limited my alimony payments to only 3 years. He is smart, cuts to the chase, knows the court system in the Denver metropolitan area and can be trusted to get his clients the best possible settlement.
Neal
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Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
Sarah McCain and Plog & Stein were wonderful to me during such a difficult time in my life. Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions and creative ideas throughout the proceedings to help things go smoothly. Sarah's compassion, patience, and expertise were especially invaluable to me. I highly recommend them.
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