How Is Alimony Calculated In Colorado?

State statute calculates spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) based on gross income of the parties along with other economic and noneconomic factors, including:

  • Future earning capabilities of each party
  • Length of the marriage
  • Whether the party seeking maintenance is capable of self-support
  • Contributions to educational degrees or training of the other party
  • Contributions of one party as a homemaker
  • Relative property and debt of each party, considering the property division agreement
  • Physical, emotional and mental condition of each person
  • Marital misconduct

Achieving Your Desired Outcome

The present financial situation and potential earning power of each party will be the greatest determining factors of your spousal maintenance calculation. Payments might be modifiable in the future if one party's financial situation changes substantially, but it is important to get this agreement done right the first time.

Additionally, if the party receiving spousal maintenance remarries or begins living with a romantic partner who is financially supportive, payments may be modified or terminated.

At The Foley Law Firm in Colorado Springs, we assist clients in all aspects of their divorce proceedings throughout the Pikes Peak region. Spousal maintenance will be calculated following your property division and child custody agreements. Different factors are used to calculate each agreement, and opportunities for negotiations vary.

It is highly beneficial to work with an experienced and client-focused lawyer throughout the divorce process to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected. Our lawyers are accomplished litigators with over 20 years of combined experience, and we pride ourselves on the high value of our customer service and ability to achieve expedient resolutions.

Courts in Colorado may or may not require the payment of alimony (spousal maintenance). Colorado Revised Statute 14-10-114 governs spousal maintenance.

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