The Challenge Of Spousal Support

Spousal support is also known as maintenance in Colorado. Other states call spousal support alimony. Spousal support refers to payments made by one divorcing spouse to another for monthly living expenses. It is a critical issue in many high-asset divorce cases.

Support can be ordered by a judge or it can be agreed upon outside of court. It can be arranged on a temporary, short-term or long-term basis. At the Law Office of Alexandra White, PC, we understand that because every divorce is different, no two support cases will look exactly alike.

If you are going through a divorce or anticipating the end of your marriage, it is important to obtain thorough legal advice about the financial aspects of the divorce, including planning for either paying or receiving spousal support. Our team of experienced family law attorneys knows that your lifestyle and assets are important to you. Although many couples experience financial change during a divorce, our team will work to minimize that change. Being prepared for — and planning carefully for — these changes is essential.

Protecting Your Interests During And After A Divorce

We represent parties on both sides of spousal support matters. As your attorneys, our job is to make sure you are treated as fairly as possible during and after a divorce. We can answer important questions like:

  • How much support can I anticipate paying or receiving?
  • How long can I expect to receive support?
  • How long can I expect to pay support?
  • What is the relationship between spousal support and child support orders?
  • How will marital property be divided in my case?
  • After a divorce, can I modify a court order regarding spousal support?
  • I have been a stay-at-home mom for many years. Will I be required to work?
  • My husband quit his job (or has become "voluntarily underemployed") in order to reduce support. What can I do in response? Will the court allow him to do that?
  • My wife is demanding an amount of support that I can't afford. What are my options?
  • I lost my job and I have been the primary earner for our family. Will I still have to pay maintenance if I am unemployed?
  • How is spousal maintenance calculated? Do the new statutory guidelines and formulas apply to my case?

Talk To Us

As your lawyers, we will listen to your concerns, communicate with you regularly and fight for your legal rights in court, if necessary. Contact our office via email or call us at 303-416-5940 for a phone consultation about your divorce matter. We are based in Denver and Centennial.