Are You Entitled to Spousal Support in Colorado?

In Colorado, spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony, may be awarded to a spouse during or after a divorce or legal separation. The purpose of spousal support is to provide financial assistance to the spouse who is economically disadvantaged or unable to support themselves adequately.

So, Are You Entitled To Spousal Support In Colorado?

The court considers several factors when determining support for divorcing couples in Colorado, including:

  1. Income and financial resources of each spouse.
  2. Financial needs and obligations of each spouse.
  3. Duration of the marriage.
  4. Standard of living during the marriage.
  5. Age and health of each spouse.
  6. Ability of the spouse seeking maintenance to become self-supporting.
  7. Any other relevant factors.

Support Determined By Colorado Law

Colorado law provides guidelines for the amount and duration of monetary support, but the court has the discretion to deviate from these guidelines based on the case’s specific circumstances. Spousal support can be temporary or permanent, depending on the situation.

It’s important to consult with a qualified family law attorney in Colorado who can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation. Your attorney can help you understand the relevant laws and factors that may affect your eligibility for spousal support.

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