Parker Alimony

Spousal Support Lawyers Assisting Residents of Parker

Parker AlimonyAs you and your spouse navigate your day-to-day lives while going through a divorce, one of the first issues that may come up is how to work out your personal finances. Particularly if one party is unemployed or underemployed, you may be wondering how your divorce will affect your income and cash flow in both the short and long term. Whether you are in need of spousal support or defending against a claim, the Parker alimony attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. have extensive experience litigating alimony cases in the Douglas County District Court. We are able to answer your questions and guide you through all aspects of your divorce, including regarding the issue of alimony. Put our 60-plus years of combined legal experience to work for you in your family law case.

How Maintenance (Alimony) is Awarded in Parker

Spousal support or alimony is termed “maintenance” under Colorado statute. Maintenance can be awarded temporarily, while a divorce case is pending, and after the decree of dissolution is entered. The monthly amount is generally derived following a specific mathematical formula in cases where the family’s combined adjusted gross income is less than $360,000 per year. Should you fall within these parameters, the likelihood of the C.R.S. 14-10-114 formula being applied is greater. For families exceeding the income threshold, the determination of maintenance can be more complex. Pursuant to statute, the court will review various factors tied into income, length of marriage, the marital and separate property set aside to each party, and overall circumstances that might be relevant to determining support. Even if your situation seems simple at first, talk with an experienced family law attorney well versed in Parker alimony to be sure that your financial rights are being protected.

In all cases, alimony orders will be arrived at through either settlement or at the final divorce hearing, in front of a judicial officer. Once orders are entered, the court generally retains jurisdiction regarding modifications (C.R.S. 14-10-122) and always retains jurisdiction to enforce the alimony orders. However, in some instances, the parties may agree to categorize their alimony as “contractual and non-modifiable” as to both amount and duration. In those instances, the court is divested of any jurisdiction to change the orders. At Plog & Stein, our seasoned alimony attorneys can help Parker residents determine what makes sense for them, given the relevant circumstances at hand. Each maintenance case also comes with tax implications in that I.R.S. Code allows the payor to declare any alimony paid as a deduction and requires the payee spouse to declare it as income.

Be aware that if you are thinking about waiving your right to alimony, that waiver is forever and you will not be able to change your mind and seek spousal support at a later date. Also, maintenance rights generally cease with the death of either party or remarriage of the recipient. The primary purpose of maintenance is to allow the spouse with the lesser earning capacity the resources and time to improve their financial situation. However, alimony is not mandatory. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against a claim, we can help. Plog & Stein also represents clients on both sides of post-decree modification and termination of alimony motions.

Trustworthy Alimony Lawyers Who Understand the Parker Community

When valuable resources, current and future earnings, or your financial well-being are on the line, divorce cases can become contentious. Whether your finances are simple or involve many assets, it is very important to work with a family law attorney who knows the ins and outs of all the statutory factors that may influence your case. The Parker alimony lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. will do a complete analysis of your financial situation and give you a solid understanding of what to expect in your alimony case. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up an appointment with a member of our team.

Client Testimonials
His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal.
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 recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
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.
Sandy
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