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What Factors Are Considered When Determining Alimony?

When two spouses divorce, one of the most sensitive and contentious issues to arise is the matter of maintenance or alimony. Also known as spousal support, alimony is when one spouse provides financial support for the other. There are many factors involved in determining who will pay alimony and how much will be required.

In the state of Colorado, the amount and duration of spousal support is calculated by a statutory formula. This formula serves as a guideline and can be altered based upon your given circumstances. The Court may deviate from the statutory formula if it determines that a different approach is required.

When determining who will pay alimony, and for how long, the Court may consider the following and more:

  • The financial needs and/or resources of each spouse
  • The ability of a spouse to pay the other spouse seeking alimony
  • The total length of the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The projected future earning capacity of the spouse seeking alimony
  • The ability of a spouse to meet both his/her needs and the needs of the other spouse
  • The age and/or physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking alimony

Colorado’s statutory formula for determining spousal maintenance is relatively new and, as such, its interpretation is not yet well-defined. It’s important that you seek the assistance of a skilled attorney who can help you understand your legal options and make necessary adjustments to a maintenance agreement should they be required in the future.

Contact Barre M. Sakol, P.C. Today

When you need a skilled maintenance and alimony attorney in Boulder, turn to Barre M. Sakol, P.C. With more than 40 years of legal experience, Barre understands the complex family laws that govern spousal support. He is able to look at both spouse’s income, work history, earning capacity, health, and other relevant factors such as child support payments in order to determine a fair and reasonable alimony arrangement. Our firm will work with you to understand all of the issues involved before determining whether maintenance should be a part of your divorce settlement.

Contact our office today at (720) 999-9506 to learn more about how Barre M. Sakol, P.C. can help you pursue spousal maintenance. We proudly offer free initial consultations!

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