The Determination Of Spousal Support In Divorce
Alimony in Divorce
Spousal maintenance — also known as alimony — is available for the purpose of ensuring that a non-earning or low earning spouse is able to continue living the lifestyle he or she was accustomed to during the length of the marriage.
In Colorado, spousal maintenance can be ordered in divorces where one party is unable to fully support himself or herself during the divorce or after the marriage. Issues of whether a spouse is eligible for support or whether a spouse is capable of paying are often contentious.
For spouses seeking spousal support or spouses who believe they should not be required to provide payments, it is crucial to understand their rights. The first step is speaking to an experienced attorney about the factors that determine spousal support.
At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we represent men and women throughout Colorado in spousal support and maintenance cases. Our attorneys are skilled at building a strong case on behalf of parties seeking spousal maintenance or parties seeking to demonstrate that their former spouse does not require financial assistance.
To determine whether spousal maintenance is appropriate in a given situation, a number of factors will be considered, including:
- Assets allocated to each party
- Length of the marriage
- Roles of the parties during the marriage
- Education and skills of each party
- Age and health of each party
Our law firm will protect your interests at all stages, building a comprehensive case on your behalf. You can rely on us to take the time to understand your needs and pursue an outcome that is right for you now and in the future.
To learn more about how our lawyers can help you with your maintenance, spousal support and alimony needs, contact us to schedule a case evaluation.