According to the Census Bureau, 243,000 people received alimony in 2016. During the divorce process, issues of spousal support or maintenance may need to be addressed. If you are considering a divorce or have just been served with divorce papers, and would like to understand your options regarding alimony or spousal maintenance, it is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney for experienced legal guidance.
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Overview of Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) In Colorado
In Colorado, alimony or spousal maintenance is a court-order payment by a spouse to their ex-spouse during or after a divorce. When alimony is awarded, the court will require the higher-earning spouse to make provisions or monthly payments to the lower-earning spouse.
There are several types of spousal maintenance the Colorado courts may award including:
Temporary alimony is also referred to as "pendente lite support." This is a financial provision to help the lower-earning spouse with daily expenses and attorney fees during the divorce proceedings. Such payments usually stop once the divorce is finalized.
Rehabilitative alimony is very common in the state of Colorado. This spousal maintenance serves as financial assistance from the higher-earning spouse to help the lower-earning spouse become self-supporting. Such payments will continue until the recipient spouse completes his or her education, college degree, acquires additional job skills, or secures new employment.