Unlike child support, Colorado currently has no guidelines for maintenance
where the annual gross combined income of the parties is over $75,000.00.
This means if your family earns more than the $75,000.00 cap, then it
is left to the discretion of the Judge as to what the maintenance award will be.
However, due HB-13-1058, this may not be the case for much longer. Instead
of the award being up to the Judge, HB-13-1058 provides a process for
determining the maintenance award amount and term. The highlights of the
bill include the following:
- The bill would apply to marriages of over three years where their annual
gross combined income is under $240,000.00;
- The bill would still require a showing that maintenance is needed by the
- Unlike child support, the statute would simply provide a 'guideline'
and not a 'rebuttable presumption' for the amount and/or term
of the award;
Currently, this bill is being actively opposed by the Colorado Bar Association
and the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar. If ratified, this bill
could significantly impact the financial implications of getting divorced
Contact Jones Law Firm, PC for more information about how our
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