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Centennial Alimony Lawyer

What are the spousal maintenance or alimony laws in Colorado?

When going through divorce proceedings, it’s important to understand all aspects of this legal action. Looking for a lawyer for your alimony case in Centennial? Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC may be able to help you through your divorce. Whether the client needs to set up legal agreements for paying spousal support or feels entitled to alimony from a former spouse, our firm knows all the ins and outs of any family law case. Even if you and your former spouse are settling out of court in a legal separation, the same considerations need to be made.

Both divorce and legal separation may require the parties to evaluate many factors to determine how much and to whom alimony or spousal support is to be paid. When counseling a client in such a situation, a Centennial family attorney at our firm ensures that the client’s needs and wants are fully appreciated. Then a strong and practical strategy for proceeding can be developed for each client’s unique alimony or spousal support case.

I need help seeking spousal maintenance payments!

Let’s set up a free initial consultation today to discuss your case! Contact us online today or call (888) 850-9851.

How long does alimony last?

According to Colorado law, the length of alimony payments is based on how long the marriage was. In order for a marriage to be considered “long-term,” it must last longer than ten years. Any marriage that lasts less than ten years is considered a “short duration” marriage.

With long-term marriages the court is allowed to use their own discretion when awarding alimony-it could be for a set period of time or it could be required indefinitely. However, with short-term marriages they typically base alimony for ½ of the marriage duration. This means that if you had an eight year marriage you could be awarded alimony for up to four years.

Can I modify the amount of alimony?

Yes. If you or your former spouse experiences a change in financial circumstance, then the alimony may be modified by the court accordingly. If you were to take a pay cut or lose your job, then you should definitely speak with an attorney about seeking a modification to the amount of alimony you receive.

Centennial Alimony Attorney: How to Calculate Spousal Support

In Colorado, alimony or spousal support is referred to as “spousal maintenance” (or just simply “maintenance”). Maintenance may be awarded on a permanent or temporary basis.

Some of the factors considered for a permanent maintenance arrangement are:

Financial resources of the spouse requesting maintenance

Financial resources of the other party

Standard of living during the marriage

Length of the marriage

Training and education of both parties

Age and health of both parties

In the case of temporary spousal maintenance, a formula is used by the court to determine maintenance to be paid if combined household income was $75,000.00 or less. If combined income was greater, the criterion for permanent maintenance is used for temporary maintenance as well. Our firm really knows their way around all aspects of family law and we are fully committed to our clients.

Contact us today to speak with a Centennial alimony lawyer at Jones Law Firm, PC for help obtaining alimony.

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I cannot be more happy with the April Jones Law Firm! I hired her in 2012 for disputes over child support and other items, we had to go to court 3 times on separate matters and every time we were successful. April is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down. If I ever need a family law attorney I will call April Jones.

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April is awesome! She definitely knows what’s going on with everything in court. I couldn’t have gotten a better outcome.

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April and staff were wonderful. It made a difficult time of life softer while maintaining my dignity.

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Once the process became too difficult for me to navigate through I decided to seek Family Law services.

The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.

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I really appreciated April’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to settling my divorce. It was very refreshing. April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success. I will be a customer for life.

J.M.

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